The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is home to some of the biggest names in music history, but one notable superstar has asked to withdraw from the running.

In an Instagram post, the country music icon said she is bowing out from the race to be inducted in this years class of nominees.

“Even though I am extremely flattered to be nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, I don’t feel that I have earned that right. I really do not want the votes split because of me, so I must respectfully bow out.”

“This has, however, inspired me to put out a hopefully great rock ‘n’ roll album at some point in the future, which I have always wanted to do! My husband is a total rock ‘n’ roll freak, and has always encouraged me to do one.”

Dolly Parton is one of the biggest acts in music history, with the icon selling well over 100 million albums over the course of her career.

This year's nominees include the likes of Eminem, Duran Duran, A Tribe Called Quest, Kate Bush, and Lionel Richie.

Nominees are first made eligible 25 years after the release of their first commercially sold album.

Last year's nominees included Tina Turner, Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, and The Go-Go's.

The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame was established in 1983, and is located in Cleveland, Ohio, and the committee selects artists each year, with the class of 2020 alone seeing 16 inductees.

The first class of inductees in 1986 included a who's-who of rock and roll history, with Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke and Fats Domino among the first to be inducted.

The final choices for this year's class will be announced in May of this year.