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Plans in progress to rebuild music legend's McDowell County home

WELCH (WVVA) - Plans are moving forward to rebuild the childhood home of a McDowell County music legend.

Singer-songwriter John Ellison met with committee members in Welch Wednesday.

The group has acquired the funding necessary to build a replica of Ellison's childhood home in Landgraff, where it will serve as a museum and tourist attraction.

Ellison is most famous for writing the much-covered song "She's Some Kind of Wonderful," that has been performed by artists such as Grand Funk Railroad and Huey Lewis and the News.

Ellison says this project is about recognizing that no matter how far dreams may take you, it's important to remember where they all began.

Ellison says is should only take about five days to clear the land. Once cleared, building of the home should take about two months.

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