Country music legend Dolly Parton announced today that she is withdrawing her nomination from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Dolly said in an emotional statement:
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.
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! My husband is a total rock 'n' roll freak, and has always encouraged me to do one. I wish all of the nominees good luck and thank you again for the compliment. Rock on!