Dolly Parton Asks for No Statue of Her at Tennessee Capitol
Nashville, Tenn. (WDEF) – Dolly Parton requested Tennessee state legislators to not put a statue of her at the Tennesse Capitol. Democratic Rep. John Mark Windle recently introduced a bill to place a statue of her on the Capitol grounds in Nashville.
The country music star posted her request to social media Thursday morning. She cited the current world events as being an inappropriate time for a statue of her to be created.
Her statement said, “I want to thank the Tennessee legislature for their consideration of a bill to erect a statue of me on the Capitol grounds. 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. 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 Tennesseean.
In the meantime, I’ll continue to try to do good work to make this great state proud.”