Dolly Parton asks Tennessee to Not Place her statue in Capitol

Dolly Parton is requesting Tennessee lawmakers to draw a bill that could erect a statue of her to the Capitol grounds in Nashville

Dolly Parton asks Tennessee to Not Place her statue in Capitol

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.

Apart from her standing as a music superstar, Parton is a lifelong philanthropist. She also founded the Imagination Library, which ebooks books to kids under the age of 5 round the globe to improve child custody, along with her million-dollar contribution to Vanderbilt University helped create the tremendously successful Moderna coronavirus vaccine.

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."

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