She’d be there for for much longer than 9 to five.
Tennessee state Rep. John Mark Windle proposed Wednesday that a statue of the pioneering nation artist and Tennessee native Dolly Parton be erected on the grounds of the state Capitol.
The gesture is supposed to honor Parton’s million-dollar donation to the Vanderbilt College Medical Middle — a present that helped to develop Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine.
In line with Windle, the statue would additionally acknowledge the “9 to five” singer “for all she has contributed to this state.”
The statue could be paid for by the Dolly Parton fund and would face the Ryman Auditorium, the place Parton carried out a number of occasions throughout her profession. The general public may also have a say in what the statue seems to be like, based on the proposal.
Parton’s statute would doubtless be much less controversial than the Capitol’s bust of Accomplice Basic and KKK member Nathan Bedford Forrest, which the Tennessee State Capitol Fee tried to have eliminated final summer time. The elimination of the Forrest statue was finally thwarted by a collection of lawsuits, together with one filed by the group “Sons of Accomplice Veterans.”
Parton has not publicly commented on the proposed statue.