Dollay Parton Will Make A “Great Rock Album” If Inducted In Hall Of Fame
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Fans have been waiting for Dolly Parton to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and she has a special treat for us if she made it this year.
The 76-year-old country music legend said that she will be making a “great rock album” if she gets the induction. Parton is a first-time nominee for this year’s award ceremony that is set to take place in May.
Along with her are nominees Judas Priest, Rage Against the Machine, Pat Benatar, Kate Bush, Duran Duran, MC5, the New York Dolls, Devo, Carly Simon, Beck, Dionne Warwick, Lionel Richie, the Eurythmics, Eminem, Fela Kuti and A Tribe Called Quest.
In a recent interview with Billboard, Parton shared:
“I was absolutely floored when I heard that.
“I’ve never thought of myself as being rock ’n’ roll 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. But I don’t know how they judge that.
“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 ’n’ roll album – which I’ve wanted to do for years, like a Linda Ronstadt or Heart kind of thing. So this may have been just a God-wink for me to go ahead and do that. It’s just nice to be nominated.”
Parton also expressed her gratefulness to see her own genre would be represented at this year’s Super Bowl as country singer Mickey Guyton will sing the national anthem.
“I’m always tickled to death when country music is given the respect that I really think it deserves, and country music is so hot right now.
“We have so many great new artists – and to get to sing on the biggest show of the year, and for it to be one of our own, I feel like a proud parent.”
Parton had also come across pop singer Miley Cyrus. They have been seen together in a Super Bowl commercial for T-Mobile.
“I’ll do anything with and for Miley, and she said the same thing. She’s like my fairy goddaughter.”