Dolly Parton statue is proposed in Tennessee Capitol grounds


A statue of Dolly Parton can be placed in the grounds of the Tennessee Capitol.

State Representative John Mark Windley proposed a statue on the property that would recognize the contributions of all the country’s icons in the state.

The construction and installation of the statue will be funded by “non-state sources” such as “gifts, grants and other donations”, which will be kept in a separate account that will raise funds for the development and implementation of the plan, according to Windley’s bill . He proposed a similar plan for the maintenance of the statue after installation.

In addition, the artwork will be commissioned and “receive input from the public and other interested parties for the purposes of the development of the plan, including proposed design concepts for the statue.”

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In June, an online petition was filed suggesting that a statue of 74-year-old Parton, dedicated to the Confederate authorities.

The petition reads, “Tennessee is associated with statues erecting memorials to organized officials.” “History should not be forgotten, but we don’t need to glamorize those who don’t deserve our praise. Instead, we should honor a true Tennessee hero, Dolly Parton.”

A Tennessee lawmaker has proposed a statue of Dolly Parton on the Capitol grounds. (Photo by Taylor Hill / Getty Image)

The petition cited reasons for her music and her possible recognition of Parton’s Dollywood Foundation and philanthropy.

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The petition reads, “Let us replace the statues of men who have sought to tear down this country with a memorial that has worked all their lives to bring us together.”

On Wednesday evening, more than 25,000 signatures have been collected.

According to the New England Journal of Medicine, the “9 to 5” singer was praised for publicly donating $ 1 million to research Vanderbilt University’s coronavirus virus, which helped Modern develop a vaccine, which They are reported to be about 95% effective.

Dolly Parton is widely recognized for her music and acting, but also for her philanthropy, including a large donation for coronovirus research.  (Photo by Wade Payne / Revision / AP, file)

Dolly Parton is widely recognized for her music and acting, but also for her philanthropy, including a large donation for coronovirus research. (Photo by Wade Payne / Revision / AP, file)

Fans took to Twitter to thank him in November 2020, jokingly crediting him with his donation to “save the world”.

Parton later “today“About the vaccine and the role it has been credited for playing in its development.

“I’m just happy that everything I do can help someone else,” she said. “When I donated money to COVID[-19] Nidhi, what I wanted him to do well and clearly, is this! Let’s just hope that we can find a cure soon. “

A spokesman for Parton did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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The “Christmas on the Square” star also appeared in “The One Show” in the UK, where he revealed that he “felt just as proud that he had become part of that little seed money, which he hopes is something Will be great and help heal “this world,” according to the BBC.

However, the singer’s other achievements should certainly not be overlooked, as he is considered one of the most influential artists of country music. She earned nine Grammys and 50 nominations.

Twice she has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song, along with an additional Golden Globe nomination for her music and acting. And Star saved a dancer from being hit by a vehicle on the set of his latest film.

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Dancer-actress Talia Hill previously told Inside Edition, “We were on the set and I was at the Hot Chocolate station and they said go back to their initial positions.” “So, a vehicle is moving and I was walking and then someone grabbed me and pulled me back and I looked up and it was Dolly Parton and I was like … surprised.”

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President Obama has also admitted that he is entitled to the “Medal of Freedom” and joked that he would call “Joe Biden” and say in a good word for the songwriter.

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