Dolly Parton among the nominees for the 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees were announced on Wednesday, February 2, and country music icon Dolly Parton is among the 17 nominees for induction into the ‘Class of 2022’.   Other artists up for consideration are Beck, Pat Benatar, Kate Bush, DEVO, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, Judas Priest, Fela Kuti, MC5, New York Dolls, Rage Against The Machine, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, A Tribe Called Quest and Dionne Warwick.

In order to be eligible for nomination, an artist must have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of the nomination. Seven of the 2022 nominees are appearing on the ballot for the first time, including Parton, Beck, Eminem, Duran Duran, Richie, Simon and A Tribe Called Quest.  Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation Chairman John Sykes said in a statement: “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.”

Starting now through April 29, fans can vote every day at or at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame museum in Cleveland. The top five artists selected by fans will comprise a “fans ballot” that will be tallied with the other ballots to choose the Class of 2022.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022 will formally be announced in May; the 2022 Induction Ceremony will occur this fall, at a date and venue TBD.

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