NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Dolly Parton is requesting Tennessee lawmakers to draw a bill that could erect a statue of her to the Capitol grounds in Nashville.
"Given all that's happening in the world, I really don't believe putting me on a base is appropriate at the moment," Parton said in a statement issued Thursday.
In advocating for the statue, Windle stated,"At this stage ever, is there a better illustration, not only in America but in the entire world, of a pioneer who is (a) kind, respectable, enthusiastic human being? (She is ) a passionate man who loves everybody, and everybody loves her."
In her Thursday announcement, Parton resisted the legislature for their consideration of this bill and stated she had been honored and humbled by his or her own intentions.
Though she requested lawmakers to draw the bill for the time being, Parton said"I expect, however, that somewhere down the street many years from today or maybe after I am gone if you still believe that I deserve that, then I am sure I'll stand proud in our great State Capitol as a thankful Tennessean."