Dolly Parton 'never meant to cause trouble' with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nomination

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AUSTIN, TEXAS - MARCH 18: Dolly Parton discusses their new book
Dolly Parton discusses her book. (FilmMagic)

Dolly Parton has opened up on her induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

The country legend previously attempted to withdraw herself from being nominated as she said she hadn't 'earned that right'.

Parton has now said she 'never meant to cause trouble' by initially declining the nomination.

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She has also said in an interview with Billboard: "I feel honoured that all the people that voted for me did. And I appreciate the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame people for staying there with me."

AUSTIN, TEXAS - MARCH 18: Singer-songwriter Dolly Parton performs onstage at
Dolly Parton performs onstage. (FilmMagic)

Parton also further explained her reasoning for initially declining the nominations: “It was just always my belief — and I think millions of other people out there too — always thought the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was just set up for the greatest people in the rock ‘n’ roll business."

“I just didn’t feel like I really measured up to that and I don’t want to take anything away from the people that have worked so hard,” she continued.

“I found out later that it’s far more than that, obviously… I’m very honoured and humbled by [the induction], and so I’ll try to live up to it.”

Other inductees of the 2022 class include Eminem, Duran Duran, Lionel Ritchie, Eurythmics, Carly Simon, Judas Priest and Pat Benatar.

Sylvester Stallone points to Dolly Parton in a scene from the film 'Rhinestone', 1984. (Photo by 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images)
Sylvester Stallone points to Dolly Parton in a scene from the film Rhinestone. (20th Century-Fox/Getty Images)

Beck, A Tribe Called Quest, Rage Against the Machine, Kate Bush, Devo, Fela Kuti, New York Dolls, MC5, and Dionne Warwick were all nominated this year, but will not be inducted.

There have been various inductees over the years that have not come under the rock genre with some of the most notable being Jay-Z, Nina Simone and Donna Summer.

Other country artists to have been inducted include Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and Chet Atkins.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2022 induction ceremony will take place on 5 November at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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