Dolly Parton‘s change of heart was well-received by the powers that be at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — she’s joining a diverse group of first-rounders … including acts like Eminem.
The legendary country singer was announced as one of 7 artists who are going to be inducted into the Hall later this November — and she actually helps make up a good handful of stars who just became eligible for the first time this year.
The other musicians being let in right off the bat … Lionel Richie, Duran Duran, Carly Simon and, of course, Slim Shady. Dolly’s in that mix as well — this after announcing a U-turn. The other 2 artists who’ll be inducted are new wave duo Eurythmics and Pat Benatar.
You’ll recall … DP first said she was declining the offer to be inducted, explaining that the R&R HOF just wasn’t her style and surprisingly, that she felt she hadn’t earned the right — which is patently false. Her request was a bit late — the Hall didn’t take her off the ballot.
In light of that — and after some more thought, it seems — Dolly ended up changing her mind and accepting the nomination … and now, she’ll be accepting the full-blown honor of being part of the Class of 2022.
Sometimes, you just gotta accept your flowers — humility be damned. Congrats to everyone … especially Dolly, who’s more than deserving to be enshrined.