The Tennessee state legislature has been working on passing a bill that would install a statue of country music legend Dolly Parton on the grounds of the state Capitol.
So far, the legislation has been approved by a state House committee on February 9.
But Parton gracefully asked the lawmakers to remove the bill from consideration (for now) saying she is “honored and humbled by their intention” but feels “given all that is going on in the world, I don’t think putting me on a pedestal is appropriate at this time.”
She added that “somewhere down the road several years from now” or after she’s 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 closed her message promising she’ll “continue to try to do good work” to make her home state proud.
And I have no doubt that she will. #ClassAct
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) February 18, 2021