P!nk Inducts Dolly Parton Into Rock Corridor of Fame – Billboard


On Saturday night time (Nov. 5), the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame inducted its 2022 class in grand style. Inductees included Dolly Parton, Eminem, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, Lionel Richie and Carly Simon. Judas Priest and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis are additionally becoming a member of the Rock Corridor with the “award for musical excellence.”


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P!nk had the honour of inducting Parton, delivering a shifting speech during which she referred to as the night “one of the magical nights I’ve witnessed within the historical past of me being in music.”

She walked the viewers by means of Parton’s groundbreaking profession, particularly because it pertains to being a lady not solely in leisure however in America. P!nk highlighted the hits that talk most to not solely Parton’s truths, however common ones, from “Coat of Many Colours” to “9 to five,” the latter of which she even briefly belted the refrain of.

“[Dolly is] one of many best storytellers of our time… of all time,” P!nk continued.

As Parton walked on stage to just accept her honor, she and P!nk — each dressed head to toe in sparkles — exchanged a heat embrace earlier than Parton joked, “I’m a rockstar now!”

In a speech of her personal, Parton teased her upcoming rock album and even handled the viewers to her as-yet-unreleased new rock tune… during which she emphatically declares: “I nonetheless obtained rock and roll down in my nation soul.”

And whereas a number of mates helped carry out hits in Parton’s honor, the ultimate sequence of each her set and of the night time was the perfect, during which each inductee — and some particular mates — joined forces for a winding rendition of “Jolene.”

The 2022 ceremony is the primary time within the Corridor’s 37-year historical past that six feminine acts — Benatar, Parton, Simon, Cotten, Robinson and Annie Lennox (as a part of Eurythmics) — had been inducted in a single class. 

The present will air on Nov. 19 on HBO.

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