Tennessee Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Build Dolly Parton Statue At State Capitol

Dolly Parton standing next to a statue

All hail Queen Dolly.

And there’s no better way to hail the Queen, than to honor her with a statue at the State Capitol in her home state of Tennessee.

That’s just what congressman John Mark Windle has proposed in a recent bill. According to CNN, the statue would be placed on Capitol grounds in Nashville, and would be commissioned “to recognize her for all that she has contributed to this state.”

The idea was originally proposed by Republican state Rep. Jeremy Faison in December of 2019, however now, a bill on the matter has finally been authored.

After all of the contributions she’s made to her native Tennessee, like her major donation to Vanderbilt University to find a coronavirus vaccine last year, it’s a well-deserved honor. Not to mention, the Capitol was a source of controversy after lawmakers opposed a petition to remove a statue of Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan member Nathan Bedford Forrest last year.

But why stop at Tennessee? How about a George Strait statue in Texas. A Randy Travis statue in North Carolina. A Reba statue in Oklahoma. A Charley Pride statue in Mississippi. I could go on and on…

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A beer bottle on a dock