“We’ve all seen in the music community Dolly Parton’s thoughtful remark that she felt she didn’t earn the right to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In addition to her incredible talent as an artist, her humility is another reason why Dolly is an icon loved by millions. Fans around the world,” a statement from Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation
Posted on her official Twitter account. “From its inception, rock and roll has had deep roots in rhythm, blues and country music. It is not defined by any genre, it is the sound that drives youth culture. Dolly Parton’s music has influenced a generation of young fans and influenced countless artists that followed.” ”
The statement added that Barton’s nomination to consider induction “followed the same procedures as all other artists considered,” and her name was included in the ballot papers sent to 1,200 voters earlier this month. Sixteen other artists As nominated this year
including A Tribe Called Quest, Duran Duran, and Lionel Richie.
Earlier this week, in a statement posted to Parton’s social media accounts, the country star said that while she was “extremely grateful and grateful” for the nomination, she didn’t feel she “got it right.”
“I really don’t want votes to be split because of me, so I have to bow respectfully,” she said.
However, the organization stood by its decision, saying, “We are in awe of Dolly’s incredible talent and pioneering spirit and are proud to have been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has made efforts in recent years to nominate and recruit artists who are not traditional rock artists but who have made significant contributions to popular music and influenced other musicians.