Dolly Parton continues to remain exceptionally humble. Not only did she turn down the Presidential Medal Of Freedom twice, stating, “I’m not sure that I even deserve it…” but now, she’s rejecting legislation that would build a statue of her.
Back in January, Tennessee Representative John Mark Windle introduced a bill that would create a statue of Parton in Nashville to honor both her music and philanthropy. Today, Dolly issued a statement:
“I want to thank the Tennessee legislature for their consideration of a bill to erect a statue of me on the Capitol grounds. I am honored and humbled by their intention but I have asked the leaders of the state legislature to remove the bill from any and all consideration.
Given all that is going on in the world, I don’t think putting me on a pedestal is appropriate at this time. 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.
In the meantime, I’ll continue to try to do good work and make this great state proud.”