The famous Dolly Parton turned down (twice!) an invitation to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Donald Trump. It turns out that she also turned down a similar offer from President Joe Biden.
today Parton was recently interviewed by Jacob Soborov of Show to promote her upcoming album rock star. Soborov said that while the singer did not discuss her decision not to accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom on camera today’s show Her colleagues stemmed from her desire not to be associated with any particular party. “I just don’t even want to look partisan in any way,” he remembers saying.
Barton an act Discuss her distrust of the modern political system in general. After Sobrov read an uncharacteristically scathing lyric from Parton’s new song “World on Fire” (“Greedy politicians present and past/They won’t know the truth if he bites them in the ass”), he asks which politicians the song is about.
“every one of them! which one of them! Barton replied. “I don’t think any of them are trying hard enough. I’m sure they all try, but I really think that, a lot of the time, they worry more about their party than they worry about people. If we do what we feel is the right thing, rather than who will lose, who will win this, and who will look better if they do this, than work from the heart.”
Although she’s still a mom over her party ties (if she has any), “World on Fire” still stands as Parton’s most political statement yet. The track appears on rock star, Which later inspired her to receive another major accolade: an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 30-track rock album consists of nine original songs and covers of rock and roll classics like Prince’s “Purple Rain,” Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” and Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.” She is joined by rock royalty, including Debbie Harry, Elton John, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. rock star It’s out November 17, and pre-orders are well underway.
“Greed politicians present and past, they won’t know the truth if you bite them in the ass.”
Definitely love to talk to @dolly parton about her new single from her rock album and spending time with her at Dollywood.
— Jacob Soboroff (@jacobsoboroff) May 15, 2023