Dolly Parton

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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 (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Coat of Many Colors (1971)
Jolene (1973)
I Will Always Love You (1974)
9 To 5 (1980)
Wildflowers (1987)

Dolly Parton @ Wikipedia

Dolly Parton Videos

Will Dolly Parton be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


7 comments so far (post your own)


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.

Genres like pop, rock, R&B, etc. co-exist on radio and all could be classified as "pop" to a degree. Country, however, rarely gets played on pop radio, outside of the few who are more country-pop than purebred country.

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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