This Is Why Dolly Parton Turned Down The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Originally

37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony In Los Angeles

Dolly Parton performs on stage accompanied by Rob Halford of Judas Priest at the 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Los Angeles, California, U.S., November 6, 2022. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

People are still asking Dolly Parton why she refused, and then accepted being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  It came up in an interview with Apple Music’s Proud Radio that debuted yesterday.

Quote, “I felt like I was taking votes from somebody that had spent a career trying to be in the Hall, and I thought ‘What am I doing in here?’  [I] felt like I was out of place, like I was betraying somebody else.”

Her opinion changed when the Hall told her she deserved it, AND the decision was already made.  Quote, “Then they explained [that] to me and said I was gonna get it anyway, so I thought ‘Well, I’m gonna accept it graciously‘.”

While we’re on the subject:  Dolly finally joined TikTok, and has posted several adorable clips.

SOURCE: Rolling Stone