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Dolly Parton "Respectfully" Turns Down Her Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nomination Because She Doesn't Feel She Has "Earned That Right"

By Gina Florio··  2 min read
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The legendary country singer Dolly Parton was nominated to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, but she shared a message on her Instagram saying that she is turning down the honor.

Dolly Parton, 76, has won 10 Grammy Awards and has been nominated 51 times. Her songs generated 3 billion streams in 2021 alone. To say she is a legend would be an understatement. But she is politely rejecting the honor of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Dolly Parton Is Turning Down the Hall of Fame Nomination

Parton, along with Duran Duran and Eminem, is included in the lineup of 2022 Hall of Famers, but she shared a message on her Instagram saying that she doesn't feel worthy of the honor.

"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," she wrote on Instagram. "I really do not want votes to be split because of me, so I must respectfully bow out."

She hopes that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame "will understand and be willing to consider me again," only if she is "ever worthy." This honor has inspired her to "put out a hopefully great rock 'n' roll album at some point in the future," which she has always wanted to do.

"I wish all of the nominees good luck and thank you again for the compliment," she concluded.

The comments have been pouring in about how humble the legendary Parton is. Fans and peers alike are calling her a "class act," "queen," and "simply the best."

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