The widely loved and humble Dolly Parton said in a new interview that she would “gracefully accept” if inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, a month after she said it. that she wants to withdraw her nomination.
Speaking to NPR about her new book with James Patterson, “Run, Rose, Run,” Parton said she would “just say thank you and I’ll accept it because the fans voted” if she could choose to join elite music organizations. Previously, she said she didn’t feel she “won that right” to be inducted into the hall of fame.
Parton told NPR that when she said she wanted to “respectfully bow” to the nomination process, she thought the hall of fame was “for the people in rock music.” The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has worked hard to attract artists whose work isn’t neatly defined as “rock,” including Jay-Z, Madonna and Johnny Cash, among others.
“So I just felt like I was going to take away someone who probably deserved it, definitely more than me, because I never considered myself a rock artist,” she said in an interview today. Friday. “But obviously, there’s more to it than that.”
In her original statement, Parton said she didn’t want “votes split because [her]”and ask the voters of the hall of fame to reconsider her as to whether she is ‘deserving. “
But shortly after Parton requested her name be withdrawn in March, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation said it would keep Parton afloat. The organization said her name appeared on ballots sent to voters, along with nominated candidates including A Tribe Called Quest and Dionne Warwick.
“Since its founding, Rock & Roll has been deeply rooted in Rhythm & Blues and Country music,” the foundation said in a statement in March. “It is not defined by any one genre, It was a sound that shook youth culture.Dolly Parton’s music influenced a generation of young fans and has influenced countless artists since.
“We admire Dolly’s outstanding talent and pioneering spirit and are proud to have nominated her to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,” the foundation said.