If for some bizarre reason you needed another reason to love Dolly Parton, here it is.

The country icon, who has basically helped to save the world with her partial funding of one of the first Covid vaccines to emerge, is already an international treasure. Yet despite her revered status, she clearly hasn't lost her sense of humility.

Parton has revealed that she turned down an offer of the Presidential Medal of Freedom - the highest civilian award for US citizens - no less than TWICE during Trump's office.

And although the reasons for her refusal of the medal were a lot less political than you might expect, two rejections are sure to have rubbed Trump up the wrong way.

She told The Today Show: "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."

"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 that President Biden had since called her to discuss her taking up the offer for a third time, but said that she was wary of being seen to favour one president over the other. "Now I feel like if I take it, I’ll be doing politics," she said, "so I’m not sure.”

Last year, an online petition called for statues of Parton to replace those of confederate leaders in the US. It's clear that she is loved by the people - so why not make it official?