Country News

A Tennessee state legislator last week had an idea that a statue of beloved country music singer Dolly Parton replaces a bust of a Ku Klux Klan leader currently displayed in the state’s Capitol.

Representative Jeremy Faison told The Tennessean, “What’s wrong with someone like Dolly Parton being put in that alcove?” referring to an alcove holding a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest.

The state legislature could pass a resolution requesting the State Capitol Commission and Tennessee Historical Commission vote on removing the bust, Faison said. He did not commit to introducing such legislation.

Parton has not responded to Faison’s idea.