Rock Hall Of Fame To Continue Voting For Dolly Parton
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame said on Thursday that it’s declining Dolly Parton‘s request to remove her name out of this year’s nomination of inductees and will continue to receive votes.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame wrote in a statement:
“All of us in the music community have seen Dolly Parton’s thoughtful note expressing her feeling that she has not earned the right to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In addition to her incredible talent as an artist, her humility is another reason Dolly is a beloved icon by millions of fans around the world.
“From its inception, Rock & Roll has had deep roots in Rhythm & Blues and Country music. It is not defined by any one genre, rather a sound that moves youth culture. Dolly Parton’s music impacted a generation of young fans and influenced countless artists that followed.
“Her nomination to be considered for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame followed the same process as all other artists who have been considered.
“We are in awe of Dolly’s brilliant talent and pioneering spirit and are proud to have her nominated for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.”
The Hall claims that prior to Parton’s rejection, her nomination, along with 16 other artists also in the running this year, already went out to its 1,200 ballot voters, “the majority of whom are artists themselves.”
On Monday, the 76-year-old country music legend politely turned down this year’s Rock Hall nomination, expressing in a statement:
“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.”
Parton was one of 17 artists nominated for the Rock Hall class of 2022, along with Eminem, Lionel Richie, Rage Against the Machine, Carly Simon, Devo, Kate Bush, Judas Priest, Duran Duran, and Beck, among others.