February 6, 2023

To her legions of devotees, Dolly Parton has all the time been a rock star. And the nation legend demonstrated that alongside a supergroup of genre-spanning music icons on the night time she was inducted into the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame.

Whereas onstage, Dolly rocked out certainly one of her hottest hits — “Jolene” (1974) — with P!nk, Sheryl Crow, Pat Benatar, Eurythmics’ Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart, Simon Le Bon, Brandi Carlile, and Judas Priest’s Rob Halford. Watch the efficiency now.

“I’m a rock star now!” Parton stated throughout her acceptance speech. “This can be a very particular night time for me. I’m certain a variety of you knew that again after they stated they have been gonna put me within the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame, I didn’t really feel like I had carried out sufficient to deserve that. And I didn’t perceive on the time that it’s about greater than that. However I’m simply so honoured and so proud to be right here tonight.”

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Star-Studded Present

P!nk enshrined Dolly from the Microsoft Theater stage in Los Angeles. “Dolly you’re superb,” she instructed her. “You carry individuals collectively and you place a lot mild and pleasure into the world and all of us love you a lot and I’m past honored… It’s my pleasure to induct you into the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame.”

Dolly had initially rejected her nomination final February. The music icon, who was inducted into the Nation Music Corridor of Fame in 1999, defined that she didn’t need to break up voters and would “respectfully bow out.” The nomination marked her first nomination after 30 years of eligibility. In late April, nonetheless, she conceded, telling NPR’s Morning Version that she would settle for the award “gracefully.”

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Along with Dolly, the total Class of 2022 included Eminem, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, and Pat Benatar.

Relive the Ceremony and Extra

The 2022 Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame — together with the red-carpet present, full ceremony and backstage protection — aired reside on SiriusXM. Hearken to music from the inductees, plus interviews from the night time, all through the week on SiriusXM’s Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame Radio (Ch. 310).

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