Dolly Parton Favored to Be Inducted into 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

| February 8, 2022 4:03 am PDT
  • Country legend Dolly Parton is a betting favorite to be inducted in 2022.
  • Parton leads a list of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame candidates. 
  • Eminem and Rage Against the Machine are among the other betting favorites.

Those looking to bet on who will be inducted into the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame have a surprising favorite to choose from — Dolly Parton. 

The iconic country music star leads a list of inductees, with entertainment betting sites making the 9-5 singer the favorite to make the books.

Alongside Parton are trailblazing artists such as Devo, Eminem, and Rage Against the Machine, as well as a mix of artists from a wide range of genres not typically associated with rock and roll.

Will Parton be Inducted into the Rock & Roll HOF in 2022?


Dolly Parton’s odds to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2022 are currently trending at -120 on the BetUS sportsbook.

In news that might surprise some, this is the first time that Parton has been among the potential nominees. That’s despite the 76-year-old releasing her debut album, Hello, I’m Dolly, back in 1967. According to the rules upheld by the board, an artist can only be considered for induction 25 years after the release of their first album.

This means that Parton would have been first eligible for induction in 1992. 

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was the brainchild of the legendary Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, who wanted to use the ceremony as a means of preserving the status of iconic, modern music.

Since it was set up in 1983, however, it has attracted its fair share of criticism for its lack of female nominees, and, more recently, its induction of artists considered undeserving of acclaim.

More 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Favorites

In a press release dated February 2, 2022, Parton headed a list of potential inductees to the Class of ’22.

These include the likes of Beck, Eminem, Rage Against the Machine, Devo, Lionel Richie, and perennial nominees, Judas Priest. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation Chairman, John Sykes, highlighted the committee’s pride in shortlisting a diverse range of musicians.

“This year’s ballot recognizes a diverse group of incredible artists, each who has had a profound impact on the sound of youth culture. Their music not only moved generations but also influenced the sound of countless artists that followed.”

Parton is one of seven first-time nominees, alongside Beck, Eminem, Duran Duran, Richie, Carly Simon, and A Tribe Called Quest. Eminem is the only artist of the seven to receive a nomination in their first year as an eligible candidate. 

Major Controversy Expected to Follow?

The usual squabbling and wrangling around this time of year are to be expected. 

To many rock and roll fans, especially those in the metal and alternative genres, there is a notable lack of representation. The likes of Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Thin Lizzy, The Smiths, and Pixies have been snubbed. Blues legend Son House — who has been criminally ignored for his contributions to the development of contemporary music — misses out yet again. 

Ted Nugent is just one of many artists that have taken aim at the direction the ceremony is heading. Nugent, who has not still yet been inducted to the HOF, recently ranted about what he saw as undeserving inductees in 2021. 

“The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame should genuflect to Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, the Motown Funk Brothers are you kidding me?! How dare you put Grandmaster Flash, ABBA and Madonna in that? What a middle finger to the ‘real’ heroes of rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm and blues to put in those other people!!!! Grandmaster Flash?! Really?! Why don’t we go down to Chuck Berry’s grave and p**s on it? Are you kidding me?”Ted Nugent

While the previous issues of diversity and lack of representation of female artists have been addressed in recent years, the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ballot is expected to get under the skin of many diehard music fans.

Especially those who argue that the ceremony, in standing with its name, should not include artists from genres such as hip-hop. Nugent will not be alone in feeling that way about things. On the flip side, others will welcome Parton’s induction, should she find herself voted in.

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Adam Haynes
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