Despite public support for a proposal from Tennessee lawmakers to honor her with a statue displayed outside the State Capitol, Dolly Parton says thanks but no thanks. She posted a message on social media yesterday (Thursday, Feb. 18th) which read in part, “I am honored and humbled by their intention but I have asked the leaders of the state legislature to remove the bill from any and all consideration. Given all that's going on in the world, I don't think putting me on a pedestal is appropriate at this time.”

Dolly is not opposed to being honored in the future, however. She stated, “I hope, though, that somewhere down the road several years from now or perhaps after I'm gone if you still feel I deserve it, then I'm certain I will stand proud in our great State Capitol as a grateful Tennessean. In the meantime, I'll continue to try to do good work to make this great state proud.”