Dolly Parton wearing white outfit and holding a microphone

Why does Dolly Parton keep turning down the Presidential Medal of Freedom?

Parton has revealed that she has turned down the Presidential Medal of Freedom twice over the last years. Former US President Donald Trump attempted to honor the legendary star during his four-year mandate in The White House. Scroll down to discover if President Joe Biden is going to award Dolly!

  • Dolly Rebecca Parton was born on 19 January 1946 in Locust Ridge, Tennessee.
  • The country music queen wrote the massive hits “Jolene” and “I Will Always Love You” in just one day.
  • She is the godmother of pop singer Miley Cyrus. Dolly has been friends with her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, since the 90s and has a strong bond with Miley.
  • Parton’s fortune has increased recently and it's well deserved. Her net worth is estimated at $600 million. The generous singer recently donated $1 million that helped to fund Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine research.
Dolly Parton looking amazing at 75!

Dolly Parton has been putting forward the award (which represents the US’s highest civilian honor) for many years, with even former president Barack Obama cheering for her saying that the songteller “deserves” the Medal of Freedom.

President Joe Biden and Barack Obama

The queen of music and philanthropist explained that due to her husband Carl Dean’s long-term illness and because of the ongoing pandemic she couldn't manage to find the perfect time.

Dolly Parton and her beloved husband Carl Dean

Besides being the most famous Tennessee songbird, Parton has always had a humanitarian heart, donating over 150 books to children with her Imagination Library. Fans suggested that her birthday should be a public holiday. However, the presidents of our country didn’t recognize the star efforts.

Dolly Parton staring in the movie hit "9 to 5"

The 75-year-old songstress said that Trump's administration tried to give her the Presidential Medal of Freedom twice but she had to turn them down. Now if President Joe Biden wants to give it to her again, Dolly expressed her concern.

Dolly Parton - source: Instagram

"I couldn't accept it because my husband was ill and then they asked me again about it and I wouldn't travel because of the COVID. Now I feel like if I take it, I'll be doing politics, so I'm not sure."

Dolly Parton gorgeous throwback black & white photograph

Parton is incredibly humble saying that she doesn’t work to get that kind of award. Dolly thinks it would be nice but can you believe that she feels she doesn’t deserve it!

We bet she’s has been contacted by Biden’s administration to receive the honor and the American people think that Dolly might well deserve it!

Corey Robertson

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