A few weeks ago, Heaven’s humblest angel Dolly Parton withdrew herself from consideration for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “Even though I am extremely flattered and grateful to be nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I don’t feel that I have earned that right,” she said in a statement. But where there’s a will there’s a way, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame voting committee disagreed with Parton’s assessment of her own talents. On Wednesday, she was inducted.
She accepted, even though it wasn’t part of the plan. “I am honored and humbled by the fact that I have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Of course I will accept it gracefully,” she posted online. “Thanks to everyone that voted for me and to everyone at the @rockhall. I will continue to work hard and try to live up to the honor.”
Dolly. Dolly! Ma’am! You’ve done enough. You wrote “Jolene” and “I Will Always Love You” on the same day! That’s two stone cold classics in 24 hours, which is twice as many as most people write in a lifetime.
In addition to Parton, Eminem, Duran Duran, Lionel Richie, Pat Benatar, Eurythmics and Carly Simon will all be inducted on the November 5 ceremony in LA. Fans will be able to watch it all go down on HBO and HBOMax, and it might actually be worth it for the lineup.