Dolly Parton was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday night, and now she gets it. When the nomination was announced, the “Jolene” singer said she didn’t want fans to vote for her.
But, when she walked on stage after seeing the other inductees get their honor, Dolly said “I’m a rock star now! Back when they said they were going to induct me into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I didn’t really think that I’d done enough to deserve that. I didn’t understand at the time. But this is a very, very special night for me.”
Most of the presenters and performers weren’t shared ahead of time so when Bruce Springsteen, Dr. Dre, Steven Tyler, Pink, The Edge, Alice Cooper, Brandi Carlile, Olivia Rodrigo, and Ed Sheeran hit the stage, the crowd went wild.
Parton was inducted last with Pink and Brandi Carlile singing “Coat of Many Colors,” and Zac Brown and Sheryl Crow dueting on “9 to 5.” Dolly had time to slip into an Elvis-like jumpsuit before performing a new song about being in the Rock Hall. Then she brought out several of the night’s performers including Simon Le Bon, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart, Pink, Brandi Carlile, Pat Benatar, and Rob Halford for “Jolene.” It brought the house down.
At the very end, Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp wrapped the night up with a medley of Jerry Lee Lewis songs as a tribute. They were backed by members of the Zac Brown Band and E Street Band keyboardist Roy Bittan.
Source: Rolling Stone