Dolly Parton said she was “honored and humbled” to accept her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The country legend initially resisted the honor, saying she felt she “didn’t deserve the right” and would “respectfully retire from the proceedings.”
But the organization said the call rests with voters to decide on the recipients, and Parton was inducted on Wednesday alongside other big music stars including Eminem, Lionel Richie and Duran Duran.
The Jolene singer wrote on Twitter that she will now accept the award “gracefully” and try to “live up to the honor.”
“I am honored and humbled to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” she wrote.
I am honored and humbled to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Of course I will accept it with dignity. Thanks to everyone who voted for me and to everyone im @rockhalle. I will keep working hard and try to live up to the honor. pic.twitter.com/kDTw8u7a1c
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) May 4, 2022
“Of course I will accept it with dignity.
“Thank you to everyone who voted for me and to everyone at @rockhall. I will keep working hard and try to live up to this honor.”
The award winners were chosen by more than 1,000 artists, historians and music industry professionals, and each had “a profound impact on the sound of youth culture and helped change the course of rock ‘n’ roll,” according to John Sykes, chairman of the Rock Hall said in a statement.
The Hall of Fame Foundation was established in 1983 by Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, who assembled a team that included Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner, and Cleveland was chosen as the museum’s permanent home.
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To be eligible, artists must have released their first record 25 years prior to recording.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/dolly-parton-inducted-into-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-despite-initial-resistance-41616160.html Despite initial opposition, Dolly Parton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame