Dolly Parton rejects bill to erect a statue of her in Tennessee

Dolly Parton (Photo: Taste of country)

Just so you know, legendary singer, Dolly Parton doesn’t care too much for earthly accolades.

Tennessee lawmakers recently passed a bill to erect a statue of her on the capitol grounds in Nashville, but Parton wants no parts it in.

“Given all that is going on in the world, I don’t think putting me on a pedestal is appropriate at this time,” she said in a statement issued on Thursday.

She has asked legislatures to withdraw the bill that was introduced by Democratic state representative, John Mark Windle.

Parton expressed that she was honoured and humbled by the consideration, but now is just not the right time.

“I hope, though, that somewhere down the road several years from now or perhaps after I’m gone if you still feel I deserve it, then I’m certain I will stand proud in our great State Capitol as a grateful Tennessean,”