Dolly Parton’s Hall of Fame induction inspires a new rock album
On the morning of Saturday, Oct. 1, 2019, Dolly Parton was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at a star-studded ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York.
The Hall’s National Board of Directors announced the induction of Parton into the Hall’s Hall of Fame at Monday, Aug. 2, 2019. The “Dollywood” recording artist was inducted into the Hall along with musicians such as the E Street Band and Johnny Cash.
The following is a report for KTRH by Kristina Nesbitt Halsey, who reports from Nashville for KTRH.
As the world celebrates Dolly Parton’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Nashville’s Legends and Artists Series is sharing stories to commemorate the occasion.
The Nashville-based artist who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in August is a classically trained musician who became a star of country music as a child.
During the ceremony, Dolly was praised for her musical talent. She was inducted into the Rock & Roll and Country Music Halls of Fame.
She is best known for her hit song, “Jolene,” which was the theme song of “Dancing with the Stars,” and was also a staple on country radio in its early days.
“It was a surprise, because we had been working toward this, and I didn’t think I would get this far,” she said.
“I mean, it’s a testament to the talent, the hard work, the faith and the determination of the kids around here.”
Parton performed alongside a number of her fellow musicians, including the E Street Band, Johnny Cash and Garth Brooks. She also sang songs off the new album “I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You” by her son, singer and song writer John Rich.