Dolly Parton Declines Hall of Fame Nomination

Parton said she did not believe she had earned the right to be included.

Parton said she did not believe she had earned the right to be included.

Voting is currently underway for the next inductee into the illustrious Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, which chronicles the biggest names in music history across a variety of musical genres. One of the names in the running was country music superstar Dolly Parton, and thanks to her enduring popularity, she was within the top five most-voted performers. However, yesterday, Parton made a surprising announcement that she would be backing out of the running.

“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,” Parton wrote on her official Twitter. “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 the nominees good luck and thank you again for the compliment. Rock on!”

Follow @TwistityNews