New York (AP) – Country veteran Dolly Parton (75) does not want to be immortalized with a statue in the capitol of the US state of Tennessee.
She feels honored that the local government is considering a law for such a memorial, but has asked not to pursue the scheme at the moment. The singer (“Jolene”) wrote this via the short message service Twitter on Thursday. “Given everything that’s happening in the world right now, I don’t think it’s fair to stand on a pole.”
In theory, she does not reject such an idol in the future, Parton continued. “I hope that in a few years, or maybe while I’m gone, if you still think I deserve it, I’m sure I will stand proudly in our Capitol as a grateful resident of Tennessee . “
Born in 1946 at the Pittman Center in Tennessee, Parton grew up in poverty with eleven siblings. After graduating from high school in 1964, he moved to Nashville to become a musician. Over the decades she has written countless hits, known far beyond the boundaries of the country genre – “Jolene”, in addition to “I’ll Always Love You”, later sung by Whitney Houston. Today Parton supports the Economically Weaker Areas in the Southern United States with the Foundation.
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