Dolly Parton (76) has retracted her statements that she does not want to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The singer now states that she will “graciously” accept it if she gets enough votes, she told the American radio station NPR.

“I have now found out that this is not necessary at all”

Dolly Parton announced last month that she is “not worthy” to be included in the hall of fame of the famous Cleveland museum. However, her initial reaction was based on a misconception. “I always thought that only people from rock music could be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. I have now found out that that is not necessary at all. Since I don’t consider myself a rock artist, I thought that I might be the place would take away from someone else who would deserve it more. But it’s clearly much broader than that.”

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation already stated after Dolly Parton’s statements that she would remain on the list of nominees. The organization believes that rock and roll music has always had a connection with country music. “Dolly Parton’s music has influenced countless fans and other artists. Her nomination for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has followed the same process as all other nominations.”

To qualify for a place in the museum of pop history, the artist’s debut album must have been released at least 25 years ago. A group of more than a thousand musicians, experts and critics vote on which five to seven artists or bands will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. The lucky ones will be announced in May.