But Dolly said no.
“Given all that’s going on in the world, I don’t think putting me on a pedestal is appropriate at this time.”
A humble country icon
Parton’s roots in Tennessee run deep.
The statue would have stood where Confederate monuments have
According to the bill, the statue’s design would’ve been informed by the public’s opinion, and funded by the “Dolly Parton fund,” which includes grants and donations.
It would have also stood where Confederate monuments have.
“I hope, though, that somewhere down the road several years from now or perhaps after I’m gone if you still feel I deserve it, then I’m certain I will stand proud in our great State Capitol as a grateful Tennessean,” Parton wrote.
But in the meantime, she said, she still has work to do.