Dolly Parton Takes Name Out of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Consideration: ‘I Don’t Feel I Have Earned That Right’

Dolly Parton declines a nomination to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. On Monday saying that even though she is “flattered” by the nomination, she would have to decline.

“I don’t feel I have earned the right,” Parton said in a statement posted to social media. “I really do not want votes to be split because of me, so I must respectfully bow out.”

Parton, who was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999, said she hopes the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will reconsider her “if I am ever worthy,” she wrote.