Dolly Parton has withdrawn her candidacy for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, claiming that she hasn’t ‘earned that privilege.’
The 76-year-old country superstar, along with Eminem, Carly Simon, Lionel Richie, Dionne Warwick, Pat Benatar, Duran Duran, and Beck, was confirmed as one of this year’s contenders in February.
She said that she was withdrawing from the ballot because she didn’t believe she deserved to be considered at this time in a message posted to her social media pages on Monday. Parton, who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999, stated that if she ever releases a rock record, she would like to be considered.
Dolly Parton Doesn’t Feel Worthy
Parton’s statement comes only two weeks after her debut novel, ‘Run, Rose, Run,’ and its accompanying soundtrack were released. With bestselling novelist James Patterson, she co-wrote the thriller about a singer-songwriter on the run. Following the publication of her debut album, ‘Hello, I’m Dolly,’ in 1967, the renowned singer’s career has lasted over five decades.
Dolly Parton has a long list of accomplishments, including 11 Grammy Awards, 50 nominations, a Lifetime Achievement Award, and a slew of other awards.
Dolly Parton is best known as a country singer, but the R&R Hall of Fame has been nominating and inducting musicians from various genres who have affected mainstream music in recent years.
Before being considered for induction, artists must have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years ago. The inductees for the Rock Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022 will be chosen by a group of about 1,000 musicians, industry professionals, journalists, and historians, as well as fans.
The top-voted musicians will be revealed in May, ahead of the induction ceremony in autumn. Tina Turner, Jay Z, and the 1980s female pop trio The Go-were among those inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame last year.