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Dolly Parton Voted Into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Despite Politely Declining The Honour

In March, country singer Dolly Parton went on the record and said that while she was "extremely flattered" to be nominated for the Rock & Roll hall of fame, she felt she had not "earned the right"

Regardless,  Parton has now been voted despite her request to "respectfully bow out" of contention for the honour, stating she did not feel she was a “rock artist”. 

Unfortunately for Parton, the ballots had already gone out and she had received enough votes to be welcomed to the hall of fame. 

As a result, the star will be inducted in November alongside Eminem, Carly Simon, Eurythmics and Duran Duran.

Other new entrants include soul legend Lionel Richie and Hit Me With Your Best Shot singer Pat Benatar.

Back in March, Parton stated: 

"I do hope that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will understand and be willing to consider me again if I'm ever worthy," she said in March. 

"This has, however, inspired me to put out a hopefully great rock 'n' roll album at some point in the future, which I have always wanted to do!"