Dolly Parton, the country superstar & overall music legendary music icon recently pulled out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination. Previously, Chris Cornell, Layne Staley, and Scott Weiland were disrespected by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The nominees included Foo Fighters and Rage Against The Machine, but Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Iron Maiden, and Stone Temple Pilots did not make the cut. Now, Parton decided to withdraw her name from the nomination.
Dolly Parton urges to get withdrawn from the induction
The 76-year-old country music legend asked the Hall to withdraw her name from the 2022 ballot, saying “I don’t feel that I have earned the right.” Parton was one of 17 artists nominated for the Rock Hall class of 2022, along with Eminem, Lionel Richie, Rage Against The Machine, Judas Priest, and Beck, among others.
Writing on social media, Parton told her fans: “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!”
The 2022 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nominees were announced last month, with Dolly appearing on the ballot for the first time. Parton was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame in 1986, the Country Music Hall Of Fame in 1999, and the national Songwriters Hall Of Fame in 2001.