Dolly Parton has turned down yet another accolade offered to her — this time, from her home state of Tennessee. In a statement, the 75-year-old country superstar said she asked lawmakers not to consider a bill that would allow a statue of her to be built on the grounds of the state's Capitol. CBSN's "Red & Blue" host Elaine Quijano has the details.
ELAINE QUIJANO: Dolly Parton has spoken. The country music star is asking Tennessee lawmakers to withdraw a bill that would create a statue of her at the state capitol. The 75-year-old said she was honored, but that, quote, "given all that is going on in the world, I don't think putting me on a pedestal is appropriate at this time." She did say she'd be open to the idea in the future.
Parton is known for her philanthropy work, including her million dollar donation that helped develop Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine. Statue or not, she is a national treasure.