A Dolly Parton Statue In Nashville? There’s a Bill for That

A statue of Dolly Parton is exactly what we need right now!

1/14/2021 12:47:00 PM

A statue of Dolly Parton is exactly what we need right now!

State Representative John Mark Windle introduced a Bill for the creation of a statue in Nashville in honor of the country legend and her lifelong contributions.

John Lamparski/Getty ImagesDolly Parton attends We Are Family Foundation honors Dolly Parton & Jean Paul Gaultier at Hammerstein Ballroom on Nov. 5, 2019 in New York City.We already have Dollywood, yes, but we also need aDolly Partonstatue in her home state’s Capitol.

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That’s the basis of a proposal put forward by a Tennessee lawmaker, and it’s getting a ton of traction on social media.State Representative John Mark Windle, a Democrat, on Tuesday (Jan. 13) introduced a Bill for the creation of a statue in Nashville in honor of the country legend and her lifelong contribution to the arts and philanthropy.

Artist MentionedDolly PartonThe proposed statue would be financed by gifts, grants and other donations, and handled via the Dolly Parton Fund, a separate account within the state's general fund, according to the House Bill 135.Should it get the go-ahead, the statue would be located on the Capitol grounds, facing in the direction of Ryman Auditorium. headtopics.com

More than 25,000 people signed aChange.orgpetition to replace one of the many statues of Confederate officers littering the state with one immortalizing a “true Tennessee hero," Dolly Parton.“Aside from her beautiful music, which has touched the hearts and lives of millions of Americans, Dolly Parton's philanthropic heart has unquestionably changed the world for the better,” wrote Alex Parsons, who started the petition.

“From the Dollywood foundation that has provided books and scholarships to millions of American children, to the millions of dollars she has donated to dozens of organizations such as the Red Cross and COVID-19 research centers, Dolly Parton has given more to this country and this state than those confederate officers could ever have hoped to take away.”

Holidays are Over, Y'all! Dolly Parton Just Launched Her Own ‘9 to 5’ MemeThe petition called on decision-makers to “replace the statues of men who sought to tear this country apart with a monument to the woman who has worked her entire life to bring us closer together.”

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Dolly is a national treasure! Everyone loves Dolly. I don’t even like country music, but I still love Dolly Parton. 😍 Too late to throw the funding into the stimulus bill. Maybe they can claim Dolly Parton helped people in Pakistan and use some of the women’s studies money. hugs Nice song A statue of Dolly Parton is exactly what we need right now! - Said no one living in Nashville.

YAS!!!!!!! She's a Beautiful Lady and has a pretty voice and ccan play the guitar and write Hit songs fan of her too.. thanks James Eatherton. I mean Covid disappearing would be nice, but I love Dolly so I guess I'll settle for the statue. Follow me to see fights daily 🔥👀 hell yeah, tear down the colonizers and confederates and replace them with Dolly

Dolly deserves a statue... that would be really nice if they did that for her They should rename Nashville to Parton too - she owns that place ❤️✖️ Bts ended this grandma