After some debate over the last several months when Dolly Parton was nominated, subsequently pulled herself out of the running to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and was ultimately told it was too late because the ballots had already been sent out, she will now “gracefully accept” her nomination because it’s official.
To be considered for induction, artists must have released their first record 25 years before induction.
Greg Harris, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, made the announcement on the 2022 class of the Performers category this morning, and Dolly’s fellow inductees include Eminem, Duran Duran, Lionel Richie, Pat Benatar, Eurythmics, and Carly Simon.
Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, John Sykes, noted that each and every artist that is to be inducted has had a profound and important impact on generations of fans:
“This diverse group of inductees each had a profound impact on the sound of youth culture and helped change the course of Rock & Roll.
Their music moved generations and influenced so many artists that followed.”
Additionally, Judas Priest and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis will receive the Musical Excellence Award, Harry Belafonte and Elizabeth Cotten will be honored with the Early Influence Award and Allen Grubman, Jimmy Iovine and Sylvia Robinson will receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award.
The induction ceremony will be held on November 5th, 2022 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, and will also have an audio livestream on SiriusXM’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Radio channel 310.
Hey, nobody ever said the Queen of Country can’t be a rockstar, too…