DOLLY PARTON Removes Herself From ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Consideration

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton has taken herself out of the running to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame later this year.

She wrote on social media announcing her withdrawal from the poll: “Dolly here! 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. 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. 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!”

Parton was one of 17 artists nominated for the Rock Hall class of 2022, along with EminemLionel RichieRAGE AGAINST THE MACHINEJUDAS PRIEST and Beck, among others.

Last month, Parton spoke to Billboard saying she never thought of herself as a rock ‘n’ roller “in any sense of the word, but I guess they judge it on the music and the influence certain songs have had, and I guess I’ve had songs with other people in that realm,” she said: “I’m not expecting that I’ll get in. But if I do, I’ll immediately, next year, have to put out a great rock and roll album — which I’ve wanted to do for years, like a Linda Ronstadt or HEART kind of thing.”