Dolly Parton has expressed doubt if she would accept the Medal Of Freedom from President Joe Biden if she is offered one, as it would seem too political after she had rejected the United States’ highest civilian honor that was earlier offered to her by Donald Trump.
“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,” the country music icon said about being unable to accept the medal from Trump during an interview on “Today with Hoda & Jenna.”
Parton, 75, said she also heard about a reported offer from Biden about the award but added, “Now I feel like if I take it, I’ll be doing politics, so I’m not sure.”
“But I don’t work for those awards. It’d be nice but I’m not sure that I even deserve it. But it’s a nice compliment for people to think that I might deserve it,” she added.
Winner of ten Grammy Awards, the queen of country music also won the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award and has been inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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