Dolly Parton did not intend to “provoke any controversy” with her induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

parton doll experienced a bit of Barbara Streisand effect when she was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this week despite previously asking that she not even be considered.

On Wednesday, the country icon was announced as a member of this year’s induction class, saying Billboard“I feel great. I’m honored that everyone who voted for me did. And I thank the people of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for sticking with me. I never meant to cause any trouble or stir up any controversy.” He added: “People tend to [say] ‘Dolly rocks’ or ‘you rock’ or ‘you’re a rock star’. I thought they just meant that it was cool, and I took that as a huge compliment. But now I’m going to have to take it literally!”

Parton explained that she found out she was going to be inducted from a phone call from her manager. danny nozell to which she jokingly replied, “Well, I guess I’m a rock star now.” She said she’s not sure yet if she’ll attend the induction ceremony in November, but if she does, “I’m going to sing the hardest rock ‘n’ roll song I’ve ever been able to muster just to show that I can do it”. It’s… I’ll do something to make it fun and to be forgiven for my mistake. To win my title.

The music legend explained that the nomination also made her seriously think about releasing a rock album at some point in the near future. “I always wanted to do the song ‘Satisfaction’. That’s one of my husband’s favorite songs. And you may have to drag mick [Jagger]There are guys there to help me sing it,” he said. “I hope we’re together long enough when I get to make this record for him to come sing with me, and I may have to use the Rolling Stones to play behind me… Now I may have to call.” my album Rock star!”

In March, when the Hall of Fame nominees were announced, Parton posted a statement on her Instagram saying she “should respectfully withdraw” from the race. “While I am extremely flattered and grateful to have been nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, I do not feel that I have earned that right. I really don’t want the votes to be split because of me,” he wrote. “I hope the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame understands and is willing to consider me again, if I’m ever worth my time.”

However, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation refused to take no for an answer and issued its own statement in response which read: “In addition to her incredible talent as an artist, her humility is another reason Dolly is an icon loved by millions. from fans around the world…We are in awe of Dolly’s brilliant talent and pioneering spirit and are proud to have nominated her for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”

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