Excerpt from Independent Journal Review
Written by Shannon Alexander
Dolly Parton has watched the fires raging in the Great Smoky Mountains with a heavy heart.
Being the place that she grew up and the home of her Dollywood theme park and resorts, the tragic events unfolding are deeply personal to the singer.
The country singer is now reaching out to the people of Tennessee faced with the destructive wildfires that, as NBC reports, have claimed the lives of 10 people, caused 70 missing persons reports, forced people from their homes, and destroyed hundreds of structures.