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Dolly Parton statue proposed by Tennessee state legislature; she said that now is not the appropriate time

Dolly Parton statue proposed by Tennessee state legislature; she said that now is not the appropriate time

After the Tennessee state legislature recently introduced a bill to erect of statue of the state's most famous resident Dolly Parton, the legendary musician said "no thank you."

Read her Facebook post to find out why:

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 to make this great state proud.