Dolly Parton Removes Herself From Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Consideration
The country music star Dolly Parton has declined the nomination for the 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after she was announced as a nominee in January. Parton is a longtime member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, having been inducted in 1999, and by her own admission has little experience in rock.
She revealed on Twitter that she didn’t feel she “earned that right” to be considered for the prestigious position yet, and “I really do not want votes to be split because of me.” Parton added that the honor “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!”
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) March 14, 2022
Last year’s inductees into the Hall Of Fame included Tina Turner, Carole King, The Go-Go’s, Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and Todd Rundgren. Turner and King were second-time inductees who had been honored along with Ike Turner and Gerry Goffin respectively. The rapper LL Cool J was also honored with the Musical Excellence Award in the 2021 induction.
Other 2022 nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are Eminem, A Tribe Called Quest, Duran Duran, Lionel Richie, Beck, Carly Simon, Pat Benatar, Kate Bush, Devo, Judas Priest, Eurhythmics, Fela Kuti, MC5, New York Dolls, Dionne Warwick, and Rage Against The Machine. One of the only requirements for consideration is that the artist or group must have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to their year of nominations.
Out of the above nominees, five will be selected for the new class of the Cleveland-based Hall of Fame. Fans can vote here once a day for their favorite artists from now until April 29th. Winners will be announced in May and inducted in a ceremony later this year.