Dolly Parton says she now has a better understanding of why multi-genre artists like herself are eligible for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. During a recent interview, she said if she's voted in as a member of the Class of 2022, she'll accept.

That's a pivot from a position shared six weeks ago, when she told fans on social media she would "respectfully bow out" of consideration, believing she had not earned the right and didn't want to split the votes. The problem was, ballots for 2022 had already been sent out when she made those remarks. In a follow-up, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame reaffirmed her nomination, saying, "From its inception, Rock & Roll has had deep roots in Rhythm & Blues and Country music. It is not defined by any one genre, rather a sound that moves youth culture."

During an interview on NPR's Morning Edition, the 76-year-old addressed the possibility of being inducted. "Well, I'll accept gracefully," she says. "And I'll accept it because the fans vote."

In addition to Parton, nominees for the 2022 Rock Hall class include Beck, Pat Benatar, Kate Bush, Devo, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, Judas Priest, Fela Kuti, MC5, New York Dolls, Rage Against the Machine, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, A Tribe Called Quest and Dionne Warwick. Inductees will be announced in May.

"When I said that, it was always my belief that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was for people in rock music. And I have found out lately that is not necessarily that ... I just felt like I would be taking away from someone that maybe deserved it, certainly more than me because I never considered myself a rock artist. But obviously there's more to it than that," Parton adds.

Few of her peers will object to her nomination. When asked if he thought Parton was deserving, Jason Aldean didn't hesitate. "I think Dolly Parton belongs in every Hall of Fame," he tells ToC Nights host Evan Paul. "She's obviously one of the biggest icons of our format, written songs like 'I Will Always Love You' and those kind of things that went on to be huge hits. I absolutely think if they want her in there and think she's deserving, I absolutely think she is."

That conversation considered another scenario. Do rock bands like the Eagles belong in the Country Music Hall of Fame? See his response below.

See Dolly Parton's Longtime Nashville Home

Dolly Parton and Carl Dean owned this 4,795 square-foot residence in Nashville from 1980 until 1996. While it's not the lavish mansion one might expect one of the biggest country stars of all time to have lived in, it's a beautiful home that's also a one-of-a-kind piece of country music history.

Built in 1941. the house features four bedrooms and three bathrooms, and the wooded, 2.4-acre property also features a detached storage building. Amenities in the stucco home also include an eat-in kitchen, carport, covered porch and patio, deck, a master bedroom with a walk-in closet, a great room large enough for plenty of games and entertainment and dual heating and cooling units.

12 Rarely Seen Photos of Dolly Parton In the '70s

Dolly Parton was a really, really big star in the 1970s, so when she showed up to party, famous people gathered around her. The country music icon was a must-see act on both coasts, and photos not included in this illustrious gallery feature her dancing at Studio 54 and performing across the world. 

These 12 rarely seen photos of Dolly Parton from the 1970s give you a look at what her life — and celebrity life in general — was like 40 to 50 years ago. There are a few country stars included in these pics, but mostly this list is filled with unexpected moments with other stars you'll recognize.

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