Step aside, Chip and Jo!

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
April 8, 2019
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Turns out, the Smoky Mountain Songbird has a knack for restoring homes, too.

In a recent piece, Wide Open Country took a dive into 12 Things You Didn't Know About Dolly Parton, and we were surprised to learn a curious piece of intel about the singer's childhood home.

"Raised in a small cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, Parton wanted to honor her upbringing by fixing her childhood home up to look exactly like it did when she was a child. She jokes that she spent millions making it look like she spent $50," writes Courtney Campbell.

Currently,  visitors to Parton's Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, can tour a replica of her Great Smoky Mountains childhood cabin in the theme park. Guests get a sense of what the Parton family living quarters were like.

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In Campbell's piece, we were also intrigued to learn that Parton has written over 5,000 songs and she once lost a Dolly look-alike contest. Read the full article on Wide Open Country here.

WATCH: Dolly Parton Credits Her 52-Year Marriage to Faith

With spring blossoming all around us, we're thinking now may be an excellent excuse to plan that long overdue Smoky Mountains vacation.

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