Fans have been lobbying for it a long time, but now a politician is also working for a statue of Dolly Parton in Nashville. Democrat John Mark Windle, who is in the House of Representatives of the State of Tennessee, has submitted an official proposal this week.
This spring fan Alex Parsons started a petition, which has now been signed by more than 25,000 people. Parsons writes that he cannot believe that in the state of Tennessee there are images of historical figures who were racist, such as the first Grand Wizzard of the Ku Klux Klan and generals from the American Civil War. The initiator of the petition even proposes to replace all statues of those people in the state with statues of Dolly Parton.
Politician Windle did not go that far, but he did make a motion to honor the country star for her lifelong contribution to the arts and charites. The singers Dollywood Foundation has donated a lot to organizations like the Red Cross over the years, the foundation has had millions of books delivered to children from poor families and last year Parton gave away another million for research on a coronavaccine.