Dolly Parton clarifies the reason behind initially turning down Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nomination

She continued, “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, 

and 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."

In March, Parton turned down her nomination after her name came out as part of a shortlist of artists up for consideration.

Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and businesswoman, known primarily for her work in country music. 

Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and businesswoman, known primarily for her work in country music. 

After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Parton made her album debut in 1967 with Hello, I'm Dolly, which led to success during the remainder of the 1960s 

Parton's albums in the 1990s did not sell as well, but she achieved commercial success again in the new millennium and 

Parton's albums in the 1990s did not sell as well, but she achieved commercial success again in the new millennium and 

has released albums on various independent labels since 2000, including her own label, Dolly Records.

She has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

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