Country music powerhouse Dolly Parton was announced among the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees on Wednesday morning (May 4), and fellow country icon Reba McEntire quickly took to her social media channels to congratulate her friend.
McEntire posted a sweet photo with Parton, captioned: “A little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll…congratulations Dolly on your induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!” Fans were quick to share their own congratulatory comments — and gush over McEntire and Parton as “beautiful women” and “QUEENS” of the genre — in response to McEntire’s post.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame President & CEO Greg Harris announced this year’s inductees, including Parton, on Wednesday morning. Parton recently said she would “accept gracefully” if she were inducted, though she tried to withdraw her name from consideration, expressing doubt that she deserved to be inducted into the Hall of Fame among rock artists. Some applauded Parton’s sentiment, but the Rock Hall confirmed that Parton would still be considered.
Other inductees include Eminem, Lionel Riche, Judas Priest and Pat Benatar, among others. John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, hailed the “diverse group of inductees,” noting each one’s “profound impact on the sound of youth culture and helped change the course of rock & roll.”
See McEntire’s post here: