Dolly Parton Asks Tennessee Lawmakers Not To Put Statue Of Her Up At Capitol The singer shared a social media message with her fans this week, explaining it wasn't appropriate to erect a statue of her "given all that is going on in the world."

Dolly Parton Asks Tennessee Lawmakers Not To Put Statue Of Her Up At Capitol

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(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU")

DOLLY PARTON: (Singing) And I...

NOEL KING, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Noel King. Singer, writer and philanthropist Dolly Parton is beloved lawmakers in Tennessee wanted to put up a statue of her at the Capitol, but she stopped them, said it's not appropriate, quote, "given all that is going on in the world." That kind of talk, Dolly, only makes people want the statue more.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU")

PARTON: (Singing) Bittersweet memories...

KING: It's MORNING EDITION.

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