NASHVILLE (WSMV) - We're wishing a big happy birthday to the queen of East Tennessee herself, Dolly Parton! 

The Tennessee music legend turns 75 today. 

2020 was a big year for her with many accomplishments checked off. 

Just to name a few, she sang in the Thanksgiving Day parade, released a Netflix movie, put out a Christmas album, and she also supported children during the beginning of the pandemic with virtual bedtime stories. 

And to bring in the new year, a state representative introduced a bill to bring a Dolly Parton statue to the state capitol.

Her career is tied to the Ryman Auditorium. 

"Dolly has a long tie to our building to say the least and she actually first appeared on our stage here in 1959. She was 13 years old and that was her debut. Her uncle backed her up and she covered a George Jones song on a Saturday night Opry here," Ryman Auditorium Curator Joshua Bronnenberg said.

The Ryman Auditorium is open to the public, there you can learn about Dolly Parton time at the auditorium there. To find out more, click here. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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