The class of 2022 includes Parton despite her own protests
The 2022 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame include many first-time nominees, including Dolly Parton – despite the fact that the country star attempted to remove her own name from the ballot. A statement back in March revealed that while she was “extremely flattered and grateful” for the honour, she didn’t feel that she’d earned her place on the list and was opting to “respectfully bow out”.
However, last week Parton decided that she would in fact accept the nomination, just in time for her to be voted into the historic music museum. Joining her in the class of 2022 are Eminem, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, Eurythmics, Duran Duran and Pat Benatar.
Also being honoured are Judas Priest and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, this year’s recipients of the Musical Excellence Award, and Harry Belafonte and Elizabeth Cotton, who will received the Early Influence Award. The Ahmet Ertegun Award, given to non-performing members of the industry who have had a major influence on music, will go to Allen Grubman, Jimmy Iovine and Sylvia Robinson.
The induction ceremony for the class of 2022 will take place on November 5 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.