Weather Alert

Dolly Parton Says ‘No’ To Statue In Her Honor

A bill had recently been introduced by Rep. John Mark Windle to erect a statue in Nashville honoring Dolly Parton “for all that she has contributed” to the state. The bill was met with overwhelming support due to Dolly’s philanthropy and music!

However, Dolly Parton graciously turned down the proposal saying it wasn’t appropriate “given all that is going on in the world.” Dolly tweeted yesterday about the bill introduced last month by Tennessee legislators that would’ve constructed the statue in front of the Ryman Auditorium.

Dolly thanked officials, saying, “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. Given all that is going on in the world, I don’t think that putting me on a pedestal is appropriate at this time.”

Even though this idea was shot down, Dolly Parton did leave the door open to revisit later.

Connect With Us Listen To Us On