When first nominated to be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Dolly Parton said that while she was honored, she didn’t feel it was her place to be included . Thankfully, she’s changed her mind and says if she makes the 2022 class, she’ll “accept gracefully.”
During an interview with NPR’s Morning Edition, Parton elaborated. “It was always my belief that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was for people in rock music,” she said. “And so I felt like I was taking away from someone that maybe deserved it certainly more than me.”
The reasoning behind Parton’s decision not to accept at first was that she didn’t feel that she made the right kind of music.
Earlier this week, voting closed for the 2022 Hall of Fame nominations. Also included were Beck, Pat Benatar, Kate Bush, DEVO, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, Judas Priest, Fela Kuti, MC5, New York Dolls, Rage Against the Machine, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, A Tribe Called Quest, and Dionne Warwick.
Duran Duran led the pack at the time of this writing. The official inductees list will be announced later this year, with their ceremony to follow.