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Parton goes into the Rock Hall after all

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 – Dolly Parton should be careful about what she doesn't wish for.

That's because despite her wishes, the country singer will join the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame come Nov. 5 alongside Eminem, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, Eurythmics, Duran Duran and Pat Benatar.

On March 13, Parton said via Instagram, "Even though I am extremely flattered and grateful to be nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, I don't feel that I deserve that right. I really don't 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!"

However, the powers that be did not go along with Parton's wishes and kept her on the ballot.

By last week, Parton had softened on the issue. "It was always my belief that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was for the people in rock music, and I have found out lately that it's not necessarily that," she said.


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