Dolly Parton received countless honors over the course of her decades-long career, and she just added another one to her impressive collection. The country superstar has been officially inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this past weekend.
Parton famously rejected her Rock & Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year, stating that she doesn’t feel she’s earned that right. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame rejected her request to bow out because the voting already started, so she later decided to “gracefully accept” her nomination.
Parton makes history as one of the rare stars to make it both to the Rock & Roll and Country Music Hall of Fame. She started her acceptance speech by jokingly saying, “I’m a rock star now!” and explained why she felt hesitant to accept this honor.
“I’m sure a lot of you knew that back when they said they were gonna put me in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I didn’t really feel like I had done enough to deserve that… But I’m just honored and so proud to be here tonight,” said Parton.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame took place at LA’s Microsoft Theater on November 5. The list of inductees also included soul singer Lionel Richie, hip-hop star Eminem, new wave duo Eurythmics, synth-pop band Duran Duran, and singers Carly Simon and Pat Benatar.