Dolly Parton Inducted Into 2022 Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame: Watch
Dolly Parton took the stage on the 2022 Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame induction ceremony in Los Angeles Saturday night time (November 5). She opened her speech with a joke—“I’m a rock star now!”—earlier than explaining how grateful she was to just accept the award, as Rolling Stone stories.
“It is a very particular night time for me,” she reportedly stated. “I’m certain a number of you knew that again once they stated they have been gonna put me within the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame, I didn’t actually really feel like I had executed sufficient to deserve that. And I didn’t perceive on the time that it’s about greater than that. However I’m simply honored and so proud to be right here tonight.”
Afterwards, Dolly Parton carried out “Rockin’ Years” in addition to a star-studded model of “Jolene” by which she was joined by Pat Benatar, Eurythmics’ Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart, Simon Le Bon, Brandi Carlile, and Judas Priest’s Rob Halford.
A month after being nominated for Rock Corridor consideration for the primary time in February, Parton declined the nomination, to the shock of her followers and Rock Corridor voters. The singer-songwriter and nation star had been eligible for Rock Corridor entry for greater than 30 years. “Although I’m extraordinarily flattered and grateful to be nominated for the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame, I don’t really feel that I’ve earned that proper,” she wrote in a assertion about her alternative.
Parton reversed her stance and determined to settle for the nomination on the finish of April, telling NPR’s Morning Version, “I’ll settle for gracefully. I might simply say thanks and I’ll settle for it as a result of the followers vote.” She was inducted a couple of days later together with Carly Simon, Eminem, Lionel Richie, and Eurhythmics. Pat Benatar and Duran Duran are additionally amongst this yr’s class of honorees, with Judas Priest and the manufacturing duo Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis receiving Musical Excellence honors.
Learn Pitchfork’s function “The Rock Corridor Wants Dolly Parton Extra Than Dolly Parton Wants the Rock Corridor” on the Pitch, and comply with together with all of Pitchfork’s protection of the 2022 Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame induction ceremony.