After Dolly Parton was involved in a bit of a controversy surrounding her induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the legendary country singer seemed to brush it off like a pro and arrive at the ceremony looking like a billion bucks ! The “Jolene” hitmaker, 76, arrived at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 5 wearing a stunning black dress adorned with chains and fringes, as she walked the red carpet with her 13 fellow nominees took over, including Eminem, Lionel Richie, Duran Duran, Pat Benatar and Carly Simon.
It was certainly a star-studded affair in Hollywood as the best and brightest in the music business came out to celebrate their peers. Pink and Olivia Rodrigo dared to impress in their revealing ensembles, while legends Janet Jackson and Sheryl Crowe hit the red carpet looking just as fabulous. Gwen Stefani pulls up the rear and looks every inch the punk rock princess in a denim jacket and fishnet stockings.
Dolly was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for her incredible contributions to the American music scene. With a debut album in 1967, the singer/songwriter would score hits over the next four decades with such hits as “Coat of Many Colors,” “9 to 5” and “Here you Come Again.”
The Grammy winner was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999, but her Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nod this year was initially met with some resistance from Dolly, causing some backlash. She initially said that she was “respectfully” bowing out of the nomination Instagram due to the fact that she didn’t feel like she deserved it. At the time she told Billboard that she did not see herself as a “rock n’ roller in any sense of the word”.
However, shortly after the nominations were announced, she changed her mind. “I never meant to cause trouble or stir up any controversy. It’s just always been my belief – and I think millions of other people out there too – always thought the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was only for the best people in the rock ‘n’ roll business, and I just didn’t feel like I really measured up to it and I don’t want to take anything away from the people who worked so hard,” continued Dolly Billboard. “So I just wanted to get out before it got off to a good start. I later found out that it is of course much more than that. … I am very honored and humbled by [the induction]and therefore I will try to live up to it.”