Wednesday, 20 February, 2019

Dolly Parton Leads All-Star Tribute (To Herself!) at 2019 Grammys

Dolly Parton performs with Linda Perry during a gala event honoring Dolly Parton as the Musi Cares person of the year in Los Angeles WATCH: Miley Cyrus & Shawn Mendes Rehearse For Their Dolly Parton Duet
Charles Bowen | 11 February, 2019, 06:42

As we warm up this weekend's Grammy awards host of stars from across the world of music have gathered to pay tribute to eight-item Grammy victor Dolly Parton.

Dolly Parton was joined by more than a dozen of the top-recording artists to perform at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

Cyrus teased the tribute in the days leading up to her performance with an Instagram post showing her with Shawn Mendes in matching leather jackets with Parton's face emblazoned on the back. Parton wrote the original song "Red Shoes" for the film, and brought it to the Grammys stage with assistance from country quartet Little Big Town.

Parton, an eight-time Grammy victor, gave a star-studded performance alongside Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town and Maren Morris as part of a tribute to the queen of country. Among her biggest hits are "Jolene", "9 to 5", "I Will Always Love You" and "Islands in the Stream" (with Kenny Rogers).

Parton and Perry previously performed together during the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards, and Perry and Musgraves collaborated for an episode of CMT Crossroads in 2014.

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To gasps and laughs, Parton then described her feelings at seeing the likes of Willie Nelson, Katy Perry, Mavis Staples and Garth Brooks perform her songs at Friday's gala.

The tribute to Dolly Parton was slated to be number six in the musical lineup on Sunday night, televised live on CBS News and starting at 8 p.m.

All of the performers came on stage to perform "9 to 5" along with the entire crowd singing along.

The Grammys love their Hollywood tie-ins, but as "A Star is Born" co-star Lady Gaga accepted her best pop duo/group vocal performance for "Shallow", she used the opportunity to make a tear-filled plea.

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