Eligible since: 1988 (The 1989 Induction Ceremony)
Previously Considered? No what's this?
Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2022 (ranked #36 in the Influences - Rock Era category) .
|Essential Songs (?)||Wikipedia||Amazon MP3||YouTube|
|Coat of Many Colors (1971)||☆||♫||☊|
|I Will Always Love You (1974)||☆||♫||☊|
|9 To 5 (1980)||☆||♫||☊|
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Posted by zzy on Thursday, 12.6.07 @ 10:03am
Dolly Parton should be in the Hall of Fame as she excels at everything she does. She is not only a strong country music performer if not the best female country performer of all time. She paved the way for many and was one of the trailblazers and most successful when it came to country-pop crossover.
Posted by Brian Morrison on Monday, 07.26.10 @ 16:40pm
Country acts are sorely lacking in the HOF. I imagine that part of that may be because the Country Hall of Fame existed some 20+ years before the Rock Hall.
Posted by JR on Monday, 01.3.11 @ 17:01pm
Dolly Parton name dropped twice in one day as a potential nominee for 2015, first by Rolling Stone and then by Billboard. Cat Stevens anyone?
Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 04.9.14 @ 22:15pm
Yes, simply due to her relevance as a songwriter. Not only does she write everything she sings, but a lot of people have covered her work in other genres, including rock. I'm pretty surprised she's not actually in yet. After seeing Linda Ronstadt get inducted, I find it hard to believe that they'd ignore Dolly Parton.
Posted by NixtonV on Saturday, 07.5.14 @ 11:34am
dolly parton is the queen
Posted by ray on Monday, 09.1.14 @ 21:50pm
Dolly Parton should be in the Rock Hall of Fame due to her song writing. She wrote the biggest pop single of all-time when Whitney Houston took "I Will Always Love You" to #1 for sixteen weeks back in 1992. Let alone the fact that Dolly has had other songs covered by other Rock and Roll Hall of Famers already. She has become a cultural American musical icon and transcends the Country genre into American pop culture.
Posted by Tony on Wednesday, 08.31.16 @ 10:50am
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