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Friday, June 18, 2021

Rejected Trump medals … Dolly Parton is still at the forefront despite her 75th birthday

The American Queen of Country Music, Dolly Parton, is still very active despite her 75th birthday, if the singer, who twice rejected former President Donald Trump’s offer to award her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, finally appears in an advertisement presented on the occasion of the American soccer final, “Super Bowl”.

By converting the lyrics of her song “9 to 5” to “5 to 9”, the American singer attracted great momentum for an advertisement presented by the “Square Space” company, which specializes in websites, especially before the “Super Bowl” game, which will be held on Sunday, a very important event for brands.

Parton had used the services of “Square Space” to market her new fragrance, “Saint From Above” (Perfume from Above), which she launches during the break during the expected match, Sunday.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 05: Dolly Parton attends We Are Family Foundation honors Dolly Parton & Jean Paul Gaultier at Hammerstein Ballroom on November 05, 2019, in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)

9 to 5
The song “9 to 5” goes back to 1980, when Parton sang it for the film of the same title and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Film Music, and for 4 Grammy Awards, of which she won two. This song became an anthem to office workers in the United States.

In an interview with NBC television on Monday, Parton said the ad “was a great way to update that song with new words.”

The Square Space ad features entrepreneurs pursuing their hobbies alongside their office work. And Barton said that the advertisement also contributes “to show what these people are doing.”

She refused the Trump Medal
Beyond this ad campaign, Dolly Parton, who won another nomination for the prestigious Grammy Awards last November, revealed that she twice rejected the Presidential Medal of Freedom offered to her by former US President Donald Trump, the highest civilian honor in the United States.

“I could not accept this medal from Trump because my husband was sick and then they came again to ask me about it, but I could not travel due to the (Covid-19) pandemic,” Barton said in her speech to the same station.

During his term in office, Trump awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 24 people, including the late singer Elvis Presley.

Barton indicated that President Joe Biden’s administration also wanted to award it this high honor, but said it was also uncertain that it would accept his receipt.

Distance from politics
“I now feel that if I receive the medal (from Biden), I will be practicing politics,” added Barton, who is currently the star of a very popular podcast, explaining that for this reason, she is “not sure” that she will accept this medal.

As for the Congressional Gold Medal, Dolly Parton was firm in her answer, if she said, “I do not work for (getting) this kind of award.”

The American media recently dubbed Dolly Parton “America’s savior,” due to her donation last April of a million dollars to universities in Tennessee conducting research to find a vaccine for the Coronavirus.

“This year I want my birthday to be an invitation to kindness,” said the owner of the famous song “Julien” on January 19, the day she celebrated her 75th birthday.

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