Dolly Parton is among the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, the foundation announced Wednesday, after the country music superstar initially said she wouldn’t accept her nomination because she didn’t feel she was “worthy” of the honor.

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Parton, along with Eminem, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, Carly Simon, Lionel Richie and Pat Benatar, are set to join the Class of 2022 in the performers category, according to to the Rock Hall.

Parton, 76, said in March she would decline her nomination to the Hall of Fame, saying that while she was “flattered and grateful,” she didn’t “feel that [she]

has earned that right.”

Days later, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame said in a statement Parton would remain in contention as the foundation had already sent out ballots with her name on it to 1,200 voters.

Parton reversed course in an interview with NPR last week, and said she would “gracefully accept” the honor, after she said she found out that the honor isn’t necessarily only for people in rock music.


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