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Happy Birthday! Dolly Parton celebrates 75th Birthday

East Tennessee's sweetheart had another busy year doing what she loves and giving back.

TENNESSEE, USA — East Tennessee's Sweetheart is celebrating another year around the sun. 

Even though you can't celebrate with her, there are places in East Tennessee where you can celebrate her birthday and all of her accomplishments. 

Ruby Sunshine in Knoxville and Gatlinburg will have a special Dolly Parton inspired menu for guests. 

Some of the menu items include Jolene, I'm Begging You Please Don't Take My Beignets, and a Dish of Many Flavors Benedict Tasting. 

You can visit her beautiful bronze statue in Sevier County and take a few pictures. 

You can also start planning your next trip to Dollywood. The theme park is in its off-season right now but it's never too early to start planning Spring Break. 

Dolly Parton is a well-beloved member of our community, and she's had another busy year doing what she loves and giving back.

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This year, Dolly donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to support research for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Moderna's coronavirus vaccine was made possible in part through Parton's gift. 

RELATED: Dolly Parton helps fund nearly 95% effective COVID-19 vaccine

In an interview with Billboard magazine, Dolly supported the fight for equality and justice after the killing of George Floyd.

Dolly released her first-ever book of lyrics: "Songteller: My Life in Lyrics" and "The Library That Dolly Built" documentary premiered virtually. 

RELATED: Dolly releases 'Songteller' book, delves into 60 years of songwriting

The documentary tells the story of the Imagination Library and the impact that it has had. 

RELATED: Dolly Parton documentary film to stream free on Facebook Wednesday

Dolly even brought the Titans some good luck. She was the honorary 12th titan in the game against the Cleveland Browns.

She was also one of the many stars to perform in the 2020 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Additionally, from Thanksgiving to Christmas, Dolly Parton gave another live performance and tweeted a video of her performing "Circle of Love", which was from her new Christmas album, "A Holly Dolly Christmas." 

RELATED: Dolly Parton: A new Christmas movie, new music, cookies & an apron of many colors

"Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square" is now on Netflix.

And what's next for this superstar? Who knows maybe a statue at the State Capital or a Medal of Freedom?