The Tennessee State Capitol may erect a statue of Dolly Parton.
State Rep. John Mark Windle (John Mark Windle) proposed the statue on the property in recognition of all the iconic figures of the country for their contributions to the state.
The creation and installation of the statue will be funded by “non-governmental resources” (such as “gifts, grants and other donations”), which will be deposited in a separate account that will raise funds for the development and implementation of the plan, According to Wend’s bill. He proposed a similar maintenance plan for the installation of the statue.
In addition, the artwork will be commissioned and “should consult the public and other relevant parties to develop plans, including the proposed design concept of the statue”
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In June, an online petition was filed suggesting that the 74-year-old Parton statue would replace the statue dedicated to Confederate officers.
The petition read: “Statues commemorating Union officers can be seen everywhere in Tennessee.” “History should not be forgotten, but we don’t have to beautify those who are not worthy of our praise. On the contrary, let us tell the real Tennessee hero Dolly Pa Salute.”
The petition cited her music and Parton’s Dollywood Foundation and philanthropy as reasons for her potential recognition.
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The petition read: “Let’s replace the statue of the man who tried to tear this country apart with a monument. This monument has made her work all her life to unite us more together.”
On Wednesday night, more than 25,000 signatures have been collected.
Recently, the “9 to 5 years old” singer was praised for donating $1 million to Vanderbilt University’s coronavirus research, which helped Moderna develop a vaccine that they said was nearly 95% effective , According to the New England Journal of Medicine,
Fans even took to Twitter in November 2020 to thank her, jokingly attributed her donation to her for “saving the world”.
Parton later talked about the vaccine and her role in vaccine development on “Today”.
She said: “I am glad that anything I do can help others.” “When I donate money to COVID[-19] Fund I just want it to do well, obviously it is! We just hope that we can find a real cure as soon as possible. “
A Parton spokesperson did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
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The “Christmas in the Square” star also appeared on “A Show” in the UK. She explained: “She is very proud to be part of that small seed fund and hopes to grow into a great Things and help to heal the world”.
However, other achievements of the singer certainly cannot be ignored, because she is considered one of the most influential artists in country music. She has won 9 Grammy Awards and 50 nominations.
She has been nominated twice for Best Original Song at an Oscar and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her music and performance. The star also saved a dancer to prevent her latest movie from being hit by a vehicle.
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Dancer and actress Talia Hill said to “Inside Edition” before: “We are here, I was at the hot chocolate station, and they said to go back to where you started.” “So, there is a car. I was driving, I was walking, and then someone grabbed me and pulled me back. I looked up and it was Dolly Parton. I was… surprised.”
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President Obama also admitted that she “should” be awarded the Medal of Freedom, and joked that he would “call” Joe Biden and said a good thing for the singer.