Dolly is on the list of inductees to the Hall, though she has no rock song, and arguably no non-country pop-cross overs. She's not even on the influencer inductee list, but the performers one. She is a talent and can play guitar, sing and write, but so did David Cassidy, but you don't see him on the list.
Songwriters Hall of Fame? Sure. Country / Bluegrass / Gospel Hall of Fame? Shoe-in.
So let's cut the crap and call it the Music Hall of Fame. ABBA, Donna Summer and Miles Davis were stretching the limits. Parton, while very talented, is not rock and / or roll.
The other nominees were more on the mark: Pat Benatar for sure. Eurythmics - absolutely. Eminem, more about rap than rock, and while he's not my thing per se, it's hard to deny his talent. I can even abide by Carly Simon and Duran Duran. Lionel Ritchie? ehhhhhhh...........it's not the Light Rock Hall of Fame.
Kate Bush was left out - again! That is a damn shame. Devo too. I'm down with
the Singing Skull Dionne Warwick not getting the nod. Again - not rock or roll.
Dolly herself said if she got in she would record a rock and roll record. I'm hoping she sticks to that. Her cover of "Stairway to Heaven" was interesting for sure, but still not rock.
With this, Corey Hart still has a shot............as does Dr. Tongue.
Song by: the Rolling Stones