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Dolly Parton opts out of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nomination

Dolly Parton opts out of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nomination
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Dolly Parton announced that she will be opting out of the Rock & Rock Hall of Fame nomination, as she believes she hasn’t ‘earned the right’ to be inducted.

In an Instagram statement made on Monday, Dolly Parton has decided to remove herself as a nominee to allow ensure that votes for other acts are not split:

"Dolly here! 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 [,,,] I really do not want votes to be split because of me, so I must respectfully bow out."

She later continued to say that she plans to make a Rock & Roll album one day, which she hopes will allow her to be nominated as a possible Rock & Roll Hall of Famer one day in the future:

"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!" 

This year’s nominees were announced in February, which included artists like Eminem, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, Pat Benatar, Dionne Warwick, Duran Duran, Beck, and of course, Dolly Parton.

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