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A Dolly Parton statue may be erected at the Tennessee Capitol

January 14, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Shahar Azran/Shutterstock (10466635dq) Dolly Parton We Are Family Foundation Celebration Gala, Inside, Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, USA - 05 Nov 2019

A state representative proposed erecting a Dolly Parton statue that will sit on the Tennessee Capitol grounds "to recognize her for all she has contributed to this state." If it's commissioned, the Parton sculpture will face the historic Ryman Auditorium.

(CNN)Dolly Parton may be the quintessential Tennessean.

It's fitting, then, that she be honored with a statue in front of the Tennessee Capitol.

Earlier this week, Tennessee Rep. John Mark Windle proposed erecting a statue of Parton that will sit on the state Capitol grounds "to recognize her for all she has contributed to this state. " If it's commissioned, the Parton sculpture will face the historic Ryman Auditorium, a music venue where she's played throughout her career.

If approved, the statue would be paid for by the "Dolly Parton fund," which would include gifts, grants and other donations.

CNN has reached out to Windle for comment and is waiting to hear back.

A sculpture of Parton would be a decidedly less controversial addition to the Tennessee State Capitol, which housed Confederate monuments.

Parton hasn't publicly commented on the proposal.

But to feel Parton's love for her home state, one only has to listen to her 1973 classic about her rural upbringing, "My Tennessee Mountain Home. "

"In my Tennessee mountain home

In my Tennessee mountain home

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