On Thursday, a statement from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame said that Dolly Parton was on the ballot sent out to voters earlier this month. On March 7, 2022, she will be inducted at the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame said they would keep singer Dolly Parton on their 2022 nomination list, even though Parton asked them to remove her name.
"All of us in the music world have seen Dolly Parton's heartfelt letter in which she says that she doesn't deserve to be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Besides being a fantastic artist, Dolly is also known for being humble, which is another reason she's a beloved icon for many people. "People on Twitter saw what the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation said.
The rock & roll genre originated with Rhythm Blues and Country music. Instead, it's a sound that moves young people. Dolly Parton's music impacted a whole new generation of young people and influenced many artists who came after her."
Parton's nomination for induction "went through the same process as other artists who have been nominated," and her name was on the ballots sent to the 1,200 people who voted for the group earlier this month.
This year, A Tribe Called Quest, Duran Duran, and Lionel Richie is just some of the other artists nominated. Earlier this week, country star Dolly Parton said she was "extremely grateful and flattered" to be nominated, but that "earned that right" didn't seem to be the case to her.
"I don't want votes to be split because of me, so I must respectfully step down."But the group said, "We are in awe of Dolly's brilliant talent and pioneering spirit and are proud to have nominated her for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. We look forward to having Dolly inducted into the Hall."
In recent years, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has tried to nominate and induct artists who aren't traditional rock artists but who have significantly impacted popular music and have impacted other artists.