In preparation for her 35th solo album, Dolly Parton retreated to her Tennessee Mountain Home - the inspiration for her 1973 hit of the same name
- to get in the right frame of mind through fasting and praying. "Fasting is something that comes out of the church. If you fast, it cleanses your body as well as your mind, so you can leave yourself more open to God," she explained in her 2020 book, Songteller
. "I wanted to get more spiritual. I'd been working too hard and not taking care of myself."