Dolly Parton, against her own wishes, still has a chance to win a place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The 76-year-old country icon said on Monday that she is “not worth it” to be included in the hall of fame. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation considers that ‘thoughtful’, but leaves the singer on the list of nominees.
“Her nomination for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame followed the same process as all other nominations”
The organization says 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.”
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) March 14, 2022
Dolly wrote on Twitter on Monday that she felt “extremely honored” by the nomination. “But I don’t feel like I’m entitled to a place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame yet. The nomination does inspire me to make an album with good rock ‘n’ roll music, something I’ve always wanted to do.’
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a museum in Cleveland, USA, dedicated to the history of famous rock and roll musicians. It is not the first time that the singer has refused a large prize.