You won’t see Dolly Parton’s name at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio anytime soon.
While currently standing fourth among fan votes for this year’s list of nominees, the country legend announced Monday she’s withdrawing her name from consideration.
“Dolly here! Even though I am extremely flattered and grateful to be nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I don’t feel that I have earned that right,” she wrote in a statement shared to social media. “I really do not want votes to be split because of me, so I must respectfully bow out. I do hope the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will understand and be willing to consider me again – if I’m ever worthy. This has inspired me to put out a hopefully great rock ‘n’ roll album at some point in the future, which I’ve always wanted to do.”
Parton was the lone country artist among this year’s nominees. Previous country inductees into the Rock Hall include Johnny Cash, Chet Atkins, Floyd Cramer, Bill Monroe, Hank Williams, Bob Wills and Jimmie Rodgers.