Dolly Parton, despite requesting the withdrawal of her Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nomination, has now said she will accept induction if she’s announced as part of the 2022 class.
When asked what she’ll do if she’s voted into the Rock Hall on NPR’s Morning Edition (and captured by Future Rock Legends below), Dolly responded, “Well, I’ll accept gracefully…when I [requested the withdrawal my nomination], it was always my belief that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was for the people in rock music. I have found out lately it’s not necessarily that, but if they can’t go there to be recognized, where do they go? So, I just thought I’d be taking away from someone that maybe deserved it certainly more than me, because I’ve never considered myself a rock artist. But obviously, there’s more to it than that.”
BREAKING: A month after asking to be removed from the ballot, Dolly Parton now says if she is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame she will “accept gracefully.” @MorningEdition #RockHall2022 pic.twitter.com/7syDdg6TBo— Future Rock Legends (@futurerocklgnds) April 29, 2022
Dolly made headlines last month when she requested to withdraw her nomination for the 2022 Rock Hall class saying in a statement, “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.”
As previously reported, the 2022 inductees will be announced in May. As with previous years, the public has the opportunity to voice their choice via the Fan Vote at RockHall.com, with today (April 29) being the final day of voting. Fans are allowed to vote once per day during the Fan Vote period. Visitors of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland will also have the opportunity to vote in person. The “Fans’ Ballot” will be comprised of the top five artists from the fan vote and will be counted among the other ballots filled out by various artists, historians, and music industry professionals.