Dolly Parton withdraws from 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominations

Dolly Parton performs on the Pyramid Stage, on the final day of the Glastonbury Festival of Music and Performing Arts on Worthy Farm in Somerset, England, on June 29, 2014
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Country music legend Dolly Parton announced today that she is withdrawing her nomination for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In a note posted to her social media accounts, Parton said that, though she's "extremely flattered and grateful" for the nomination, she doesn't feel that she's "earned [the] right" to be inducted.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.