Barack Obama admits why he didn't award Dolly Parton with Medal of Freedom: 'I'm shocked'

'Actually, that was a screw-up... I'll call Biden'
President Barack Obama and Stephen Colbert
Photo credit Getty Images

It’s already an established fact that Dolly Parton is not only an iconic singer, but a national treasure as well.

This was most recently confirmed when news broke of Dolly’s involvement in helping to fund a highly effective COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna.

Listen to your favorite music now on RADIO.COM.

During a chat with Stephen Colbert, former President Barack Obama was asked a few questions that he’s probably never heard before; like whether he prefers Frostees or Blizzards, and which Monopoly piece he would choose. Most pressing for Colbert, a confessed superfan, was the question of why the Country icon never received the Presidential Medal of Freedom during his time in office.