February 18, 2021

Dolly Parton asks Tennessee lawmakers not to erect statue

New York (AFP) – After thousands of people voiced support for proposed legislation that would immortalize Dolly Parton with a statue on the Capitol grounds of her home state Tennessee, the American icon has — at least for now — graciously declined. “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,” Parton posted on social media. “Given all that is going on in the world, I don’t think putting me on a pedestal is appropriate at this time,” the 75-year-old said. “I hope, though, that somewhere do…

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