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Why did Dolly Parton decline her Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nomination?

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Dolly Parton has nine CMA Awards, 10 Grammys, 13 ACM Awards, and an Emmy. But there's one nomination the 76-year-old singer won't accept at this time: induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. But why? Find out below!

On March 14, the Jolene singer took to her Instagram to reveal she had decided to "politely" withdraw from the nomination.

"Dolly here!" she began. "Even though I am extremely flattered and grateful to be nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, I don't feel that I have earned that right. I really do not want votes to be split because of me, so I must respectfully bow out."

But that doesn't mean Parton wouldn't consider the honor in the future. "I do hope that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will understand," she continued, "and be willing to consider me again—if I'm ever worthy."

And who knows? Maybe fans will even get some new music. "This has, however, inspired me to put out a hopefully great rock 'n' roll album at some point in the future," she added, "which I have always wanted to do!"

Indeed, Dolly Parton said her husband Carl Dean is "a total rock 'n' roll freak" and that he's "always encouraged me to do one."

Before ending her note, the country music superstar sent her best wishes to the musicians still in the running. "I wish all of the nominees good luck and thank you again for the compliment," she concluded, "Rock on!"

Check out the post below!