Dolly Parton Refuses Statue In Tennessee State Capitol

Dolly Parton Refuses Statue In Tennessee State Capitol


Singer Dolly Parton urged legislators in her home state of Tennessee on Thursday not to erect a statue of her in the State Capitol.

“I want to thank the Tennessee legislature for their consideration of a bill to erect a statue of me on the Capitol grounds,” Parton said in a statement. “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 putting me on a pedestal is appropriate at this time,” Parton continued. “I hope, though, that somewhere down the road several years from now or perhaps after I’m gone if you still feel I deserve it, then I’m certain I will stand proud in our great State Capitol as a grateful Tennessean.”

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“In the meantime, I’ll continue to try to do good work to make this great state

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