Dolly Parton Statue Has Tennessee’s Support, but Not Parton’s

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In her assertion, Parton, 75, left the choice open for a statue to be erected sooner or later, writing, “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.”

The singer was being thought of for her position in nation music historical past, her philanthropy and her sturdy Tennessee roots. (She was born in Sevierville, Tenn., or as she likes to say, “the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.”) It helped that Parton has lengthy stored her political beliefs to herself, saying within the 2019 podcast collection “Dolly Parton’s America” that she averted the topic as a result of “I have too many fans on both sides of the fence.”

Representative Windle’s office didn’t instantly reply to a request for touch upon whether or not he deliberate to take away the invoice from consideration. The invoice was scheduled to be thought of by a House committee on Tuesday.

On social media, Parton’s assertion asking for the monument plans to be put apart drew plaudits from followers and fellow musicians who known as her a “national treasure,” making some even more assured that the singer was deserving of such a tribute.