Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos awards Dolly Parton $100m award – the country star

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s induction Dolly Parton has now received a $100 million award from Amazon executive chairman Jeff Bezos in recognition of her charitable work.

The legendary musician has been given the Bezos Courage & Civility Award, which honours “leaders who aim high, find solutions, and always do it with civility,” according to journalist and Bezos’ partner Lauren Sanchez.

The money will be given to “the charities that they see fit,” adds Sanchez during a presentation that was broadcast on social media Sunday.

Bezos observes that Parton “embodies these ideals so thoroughly.” She contributes from the heart, and what she has accomplished for kids, literacy, and so many other causes is amazing. He goes on to say that she will “spend this $100 million reward to excellent effect, helping so many people.”

As is her habit, Parton was modest about her excellent work. “You should offer assistance when people are in a position to do so.” In front of Clive Davis and other notable figures from the music industry, she added, “And I know that I’ve always said that I try to put my money where my heart is. “I’ll try my best to use this money for good.”

Throughout a record-breaking musical career spanning six decades, Parton has produced over 50 studio albums and almost 3,000 songs, with more to come.

Beyond the realm of music, Parton is regarded as a “living legend.” The 76-year-old native of Tennessee started several nonprofit organisations, including the Dollywood Foundation, which promotes literacy and fights against poverty. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University’s Medical Center to aid in the development of a vaccine. She was also recognised with the Time 100 and People of the Year awards, raised $700,000 for Tennessee flood relief, and found time to launch a new fragrance.

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