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Dolly Parton to Tennessee: Thanks for the thought, but now's not the time for a statue of me

She’s not the hero we deserve, but Dolly Parton is the hero America needs. Tennessee lawmakers had hoped to move on from a debate over Confederate memorials by honoring one of the most beloved Volunteers instead. The idea of building a statue of Parton quickly gained bipartisan support and a bill quickly emerged to authorize its installation.

And just as quickly, Parton put an end to the plan in her humble and charming way: