State Rep. John Mark Windle proposed such a statue on the property to recognize all the country icon‘s contributions to the state.
The creation and installation of the statue would be funded by “non-state sources” 같은 “gifts, 보조금, and other donations,” which will be put into a separate account that will raise money for the development and implementation of the plan, according to Windle’s 계산서. He proposed a similar plan for the upkeep of the statue after it’s installation.
더욱이, the artwork will be commissioned and “shall solicit input from the public and other interested parties for purposes of developing the plan, including proposed design concepts for the statue.”
6 월, an online petition was filed suggesting that a statue of Parton, 74, replace those dedicated to Confederate officers.
“Tennessee is littered with statues memorializing confederate officers,” the petition reads. “History should not be forgotten, but we need not glamorize those who do not deserve our praise. 대신, let us honor a true Tennessee hero, Dolly Parton.”
The petition cited her music and Parton’s Dollywood Foundation and philanthropy as reasons for her potential recognition.
“Let’s 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,” the petition reads.
On Wednesday evening, 이상 25,000 signatures have been collected.
최근에, 그만큼 “9 to 5” singer has been praised publicly for her $ 1 million donation to Vanderbilt University’s coronavirus research, which helped Moderna develop a vaccine that they’ve said is nearly 95% 유효한, 에 따르면 New England Journal of Medicine,
Fans even took to Twitter in November 2020 to thank her, jokingly crediting her with “saving the world” with her donation.
Parton later spoke to “오늘” about the vaccine and the role she’s credited with playing in its development.
“I’m just happy that anything I do can help somebody else,” 그녀가 말했다. “When I donated the money to the COVID[-19] fund I just wanted it to do good and evidently, 그것은! Let’s just hope we can find a cure real soon.”
A spokesperson for Parton did not immediately respond to Fox News’ 의견 요청.
그만큼 “Christmas on the Square” star also appeared on “The One Show” in the U.K., where she explained that she “just felt so proud to have been part of that little seed money that will hopefully grow into something great and help to heal this world,” 에 따르면 BBC.
Twice she’s been nominated for an 오스카 for best original song with additional Golden Globe nominations for her music and acting. And the star also saved a dancer on the set of her latest film from being hit by a vehicle.
“We were on set and I was at the hot chocolate station and they said go back to your beginning positions,” dancer-actress Talia Hill previously told Inside Edition. “그래서, there is a vehicle moving and I was walking and then somebody grabbed me and pulled me back and I looked up and it was Dolly Parton and I was like … surprised.”
오바마 대통령 has also acknowledged that she “deserves” a Medal of Freedom and joked that he’d “요구” 조 바이든 and put in a good word for the songstress.