Dolly Parton has withdrawn herself from consideration for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. This year marked Parton’s first time being included in the list of nominees, which was revealed at the beginning of February.
“Even though I am extremely flattered and grateful to be nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, I don’t feel that I have earned that right,” Parton wrote in a statement today (March 14). “I really do not want votes to be split because of me, so I must respectfully bow out.”
“I do hope that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will understand and be willing to consider me again — If I’m ever worthy,” she continued. “This has, however, inspired me to put out a hopefully great rock ‘n’ roll album at some point in the future, which I have always wanted to do! My husband is a total rock ‘n’ roll freak, and has always encouraged me to do one. I wish all of the nominees good luck and thank you again for the compliment. Rock on!”
Eminem, Beck, A Tribe Called Quest, Carly Simon, and Duran Duran were also part of the long list of the Hall of Fame, which will announce its inductees in May.
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) March 14, 2022