Grammy-winning country singer, Dolly Parton, announced on March 14, via Twitter, to have her name removed from this year’s nominations into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Parton stated in the post that though she was glad to have been nominated she didn’t feel as if she had “earned the right.”

@DollyParton on Twitter

After Parton’s post gained in popularity on March 17 the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced they are declining her request and that she will still be in this year’s nominations due to the progress in the voting process.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation said in a statement to NPR, “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.”

@rockhall on Twitter

Though with Parton’s name still on the ballot, the class of 2022 will be announced in May and the induction will happen in the fall.

By Bren McDonald

Bren McDonald is a senior at Timber Creek High School. She is the Publishing Managing Editor, producer and host of the Armchair Detective's podcast, and a member of The Creek Yearbook staff.