Now, she also confirmed President Biden‘s administration has already reached out to her about the award — but, she says that presents a challenge too. She said, “Now, I feel like if I take it, I’ll be doing politics, so I’m not sure.”
Stephen Colbert jokingly took Barack Obama to task for his administration’s oversight on awarding Dolly with the prestigious award. Obama had joked he would tell his buddy Biden to fix his error … and it seems Biden’s camp got the message.
For her part … Dolly says she’s not even sure she deserves the award — but, of course, she does. Her music would be enough, but then there’s her amazing philanthropy … including her Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which has donated more than 100 million kids books, and her Dollywood Foundation’s support of families in need.
Dolly also donated $1 million to fund COVID-19 research at Vanderbilt University, which helped develop the Moderna vaccine.