Dolly Parton is among the list 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, announced on May 4. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame unveiled the list which includes Parton, Pat Benatar, Duran Duran, Eminem, Lionel Richie, Eurythmics, Carly Simon, Judas Priest, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Allen Grubman, Jimmy Iovine, Sylvia Robinson, Elizabeth Cotten, and Harry Belafonte. The 2022 ceremony will be the first time that six female acts will be inducted in one class.
Parton originally turned down her nomination for induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March, saying on social media: “Even though I’m extremely flattered and grateful to be nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I don’t feel that I have earned that right. I really do not want votes split because of me, so I must respectfully bow out.” However, in a recent interview with NPR, Parton clarified that if voted in, she would gracefully accept.
To be eligible, artists must have at least a 25-year span since their first commercial recording came out. Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame John Sykes said in a press release: “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.”
The Class of 2022 will be inducted on Nov. 5 at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater. The event will also air on a later date on HBO and stream on HBO Max. Ticket information for the 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be shared in the coming weeks.
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