Dolly Parton on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.NBCUCountry music icon Dolly Parton stated Thursday she has requested Tennessee legislators to drag their invoice to erect a statue of her on the state’s capitol grounds in Nashville.”Given all that is happening on the planet, I do not assume placing me on a pedestal is acceptable right now,” Parton stated on Twitter.Parton, 75, added that she’s open to being honored with a statue in Music City “someplace down the street a number of years from now or maybe after I’m gone in the event you nonetheless really feel I deserve it.””In the meantime, I’ll proceed to attempt to do good work to make this nice state proud,” her assertion stated.A life-size statue of the nine-time Grammy winner already stands on show in Sevierville, Tennessee, which is Parton’s hometown.Statues in recent times have been on the middle of risky and divisive political debates about which Americans should be honored within the public sq., and whether or not statues of figures with racist or in any other case controversial pasts ought to be torn down.But the invoice to immortalize Parton in Nashville, proposed by Democratic State Rep. John Mark Windle, acquired broad bipartisan assist from the closely Republican-leaning Tennessee General Assembly.Windle in a current interview with the Chattanooga Times Free Press stated he was “shocked” by the response his invoice generated.Tennesseans “love Dolly Parton, not simply because she’s an ideal musician,” Windle stated. “She’s a caring, compassionate and only a first rate individual. She takes care of her neighborhood, she takes care of her state. And she does it selflessly.”Parton has a powerful historical past of philanthropy within the state and past. Her “Imagination Library” program, began in 1995, mails free books to youngsters each month.After the 2016 Tennessee wildfires destroyed quite a few properties, Parton pledged to donate $1,000 a month to every household left with out a place to stay for six months.Last April, Parton donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to help in its efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic, together with Moderna’s vaccine trial.