Dolly Parton has withdrawn her name from the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame ballot, and she explained why to fans on her Twitter.
Dolly wrote, “Dolly here! Even though I am extremely flattered and grateful to be nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, I don’t think I have earned that right. I really do not want votes to be split because of me, so I must respectfully bow out.”
She continued, “I do hope that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will understand and will consider me again – if I’m ever worthy. This has, however, inspired me to put out a hopefully great rock n roll album at some point on the future, which I have always wanted to do! My husband is a total rock n’ roll freak and has always encouraged me to do one. I wish all of the nominees good luck, and thank you again for the compliment. Rock on!”
While some artists have declined to appear at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, no nominee has ever tried to withdraw from the ballot. It’s also worth mentioning that the ballots have been out for over a week, and many voters may have mailed theirs in already. Should she get enough votes to be inducted, it’s unclear if the Rock and roll Hall of Fame will induct her or not.