Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Little Big Town To Host 2019 MusiCares Tribute to Dolly Parton

Little Big Town To Host 2019 MusiCares Tribute to Dolly Parton

Others who joined in the celebration singing songs from Parton's extensive library included Don Henley and Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Norah Jones, Chris Stapleton ("9 to 5"), Mavis Staples, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, a duet featuring Miley Cyrus and Shawn Mendes ("Islands in the Stream") and a duet with Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves ("Here You Come Again").

Maren Morris had the most relatable interaction with Dolly Parton.

Parton was then joined by her goddaughter Miley Cyrus to sing "Jolene" before Maren Morris came out to help the singers perform "After the Gold Rush".

"Dolly Parton has always been and continues to be a courageous trailblazer and indomitable inspiration for creators and artists - so for us to have the opportunity to honor her at our annual MusiCares Person of the Year gala is to pay tribute to a true pillar of strength and someone who we all look up to and cherish", Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow said.

Parton, a native of Tennessee, won her first Grammy in 1978. Rolling Stone has learned that she's set to perform re-recorded versions of her hits as well as music from the soundtrack of Jennifer Aniston's Netflix movie, "Dumplin'".

In essence, Sunday night's performance was the MusiCares banquet in miniature with many artists reprising their performances from that night, most notably Musgraves and Perry on a duet of "Here You Come Again" in outfits that were vintage Dolly.

Pictured: The singer attending MusiCares Person of the Year at Los Angeles Convention Center on February 8, 2019. The children's literacy organization has donated more than 100 million books to kids around the world since it was founded in 1995.

Meanwhile, the "9 to 5" hitmaker was honored as MusiCares Person of the Year two days before the 61st Grammy Awards.

Video of Sunday's Parton tribute will be posted when it becomes available.

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