Dolly Parton is one of the most famous names in music. Parton made her career as a country star, but crossed over into the mainstream with her memorable role in the movie “9 to 5.” Dolly also has her own amusement park and famously started a program to send free books to any child who requests them. Dolly has been an advocate for good throughout her entire career.

The country crooner is a sure-fire bet for any music hall of fame. This year, Dolly Parton was included among the potential nominees for the honor. Dolly has now pulled her name from consideration.

In a statement on Twitter, Dolly said she doesn’t want to split the votes this year and cause a deserving inductee to be left out. Parton hopes she will be considered again in the future. It will not be happening this year.

“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!”

Dolly Parton was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999. Parton has released a ton of chart-topping hits and served as the blueprint for other crossover artists like Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood. Once she has that rock album under her belt, we’ll see if Dolly is once again considered for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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