The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame responds to Dolly Parton. They say that she's so amazing they have to keep her on the ballot because they already mailed them out. The also said that The Rock Hall is more than just rock.
Also, here's more from Dolly. It's the link to the video of Dolly this morning on Fox News.
She says putting her in the Rock Hall is like putting AC/DC in the The Country Music Hall of Fame. And the beat goes on.
Read their response to Dolly here.
The statement reads:
"All of us in the music community have seen Dolly Parton’s thoughtful note expressing her feeling that she has not earned the right to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In addition to her incredible talent as an artist, her humility is another reason Dolly is a beloved icon by millions of fans around the world.
"From its inception, Rock & Roll has had deep roots in Rhythm & Blues and Country music. It is not defined by any one genre, rather a sound that moves youth culture. Dolly Parton’s music impacted a generation of young fans and influenced countless artists that followed. Her nomination to be considered for induction into to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame followed the same process as all other artists who have been considered.
"Dolly’s nomination, along with the other 16 artists for the class of 2022, was sent out earlier this month to our 1200 general ballot voters, the majority of whom are artists themselves, for consideration for induction at our ceremony.
"We are in awe of Dolly’s brilliant talent and pioneering spirit and are proud to have nominated her for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame."
Dolly is currently fourth in the Fan Vote with a little more than 292,000 votes.
Other non-traditional rock acts on the ballot include Carly Simon, Lionel Richie, A Tribe Called Quest, Fela Kuti and Eminem.
Dolly was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1986, the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999, and the national Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001.