Dolly Parton Statue Has Tennessee’s Support, but Not Parton’s
It was something that Democrats and Republicans in Nashville could agree on: a statue of the country’s music legend Dolly Parton, based on the State Capitol.
the only problem? Parton does not have a vote in this.
Singer released A statement on thursday The Tennessee General Assembly asked for a bill to be pulled, triggering the process of commissioning his statue.
“Given that all this is going on in the world, I don’t think it’s appropriate to put me on a pedestal at this time,” Parton said in the statement.
Parton received support for a memorial during an argument to remove Nathan Bedford Forrest, a former Confederate general, slave trader and leader of the Ku Klux Klan from the Tennessee State Capitol. In 2019, Representative Jeremy Foisson, a Republican House leader, Parton suggested as a possible replacement Forrest Bronze; In January, Representative John Mark Windley, a Democratic legislator, Introduced a bill Starting plans for the statue on Capitol Ground. According to the bill, the statue will be deployed to confront the country’s music venue, Raman Auditorium.
In his statement, Parton, 5, Left an open option for the statue to be erected in the future, writing, “I hope, however, that after going somewhere many years down the road or perhaps now if you still feel that I deserve it, So I’m sure we as a great Tennessee will take pride in our great state capitol. “
The singer was considered for her role in country music history, her philanthropy and strong 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 longed for her political opinion on herself, saying in the 2019 Pavcast Series She holds.Dolly parton’s america“Because she avoided the subject” I have a lot of fans on both sides.
Representative Windley’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether he planned to remove the bill from consideration. The bill was to be considered by a House committee on Tuesday.
On social media, Parton’s statement asked fans and fellow musicians about the plan for the differently-abled monuments, who called him “National treasure, Making something Even more The singer is believed to have deserved such a tribute.