Dolly Parton

The queen of country better known as Dolly Parton has declined the offer of a statue of her displayed outside of the Tennessee Capitol.


The legendary country singer had a bill proposing a statue that was introduced to the legislation in January by Tennessee House member John Windle.

Parton tweeted in a statement "I am honored and humbled by their intention but I have asked the leaders of the state legislature to remove the bill from any and all consideration."

She believes that with everything going on, there is more important things to worry about at the capital.

"Given all that is going on in the world, I don't think putting me on a pedestal is appropriate at this time," Parton stated.

Parton is hopeful that potentially down the road there will be a time for her recognition, but right now is not the case.

The proposal from the state wanted to showcase Dolly Parton artistic contributions and all of her philanthropic work including her childhood literacy program and her employment of many Tennesseans at the Dollywood amusement park. In recent news, Parton donated $1 million to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center that helped fund the research needed for making the Modern COVID-19 vaccine.

A humble and appreciative Parton finished the statement on twitter with, "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."

She continues with saying her she will continue to help the state and make it as great as it is.

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