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 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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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!