Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Dolly Parton celebrated in all-star Grammys tribute

Dolly Parton celebrated in all-star Grammys tribute

Parton received the MusiCares Person of the Year award earlier this week.

Another photo showed the two arm-in-arm with Mendes wearing a jacket emblazoned with Parton's face on the back along with a caption reading, "this could be the year for the real thing", which happens to be a lyric from "Islands in the Stream". After "Red Shoes", the other singers came out for a rendition of "9 to 5".

Dolly Parton was honored as the 2019 MusiCares® Person of the Year tribute concert on Friday, Feb. 8. Most known for "Jolene", "Coat of Many Colors", and "9 to 5", she has won nine Grammys, three American Music Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, and seven Academy of Country Music Awards.

Janelle Monae channeled some Prince and melded it with alien flair on "Make Me Feel", which only underlined the power of her latest album, "Dirty Computer".

Parton, who turned 73 on January 19, was recognized in recognition of her significant creative accomplishments and longtime support of many charitable causes. "Because I have actually worked with so many wonderful men and I've never met a man that I didn't like and I've never met a man whose ass I couldn't kick if he didn't treat me with the right respect".

Musgraves and Perry began the tribute with Parton's "Here You Come Again", with the duo sporting teased hair and bright red outfits. "You're not personally involved, but you still get off on it".

There's a new host and a new diversity team at the 61st Grammys and while there has been a heavy focus on honoring the legends of R&B, there was an wonderful tribute to Dolly Parton who made her return to the Grammys' stage.

Friday's gala raised 6.7 million USA dollars for MusiCares, Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow told the audience. Not when you're honoring somebody as legendary as Dolly Parton.

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