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Dolly Parton, the little girl from Sevier County, Tennessee, has long since succeeded beyond her wildest dreams.

She’s an award-winning songwriter. A best-selling author. A theme-park mogul. A charitable powerhouse. A beloved entertainer.

Oh, and she can sing a little bit, too.

In fact, she’s always been able to sing, whether it was on local radio, on Porter Wagoner’s country showcase, in movie musicals or on sellout concert tours.

Her amazing voice – as pure as the proverbial mountain stream – is so true that Auto-Tune hides in embarrassment when it hears Dolly. (Many of her singing partners should count themselves lucky.)

Today, Dolly turns 70. Someone who brings so much joy should have some of that joy returned.

So happy birthday, Dolly Parton! May you always shine so brightly.