“Although I feel very honored and very grateful, I do not feel that I am already entitled to a place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,” Dolly said in a statement on Twitter Monday. “The nomination inspires me to make an album with good rock and roll music, something I’ve always wanted to do.”
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a museum in the American city of Cleveland, dedicated to the history of famous musicians, writers, and producers who left their mark on rock and roll music. Artists and bands from other music genres, such as U2, are now also eligible for a place in the Hall of Fame.
Incidentally, it is not the first time that Dolly Parton – known for the world hits she wrote herself Jolene† 9 to 5 and I Will Always Love You – renounces a large prize. Former President Donald Trump wanted her to Presidential Medal of Freedom grant. But she refused to accept this one from Trump.