'Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute': Air time, how to live stream, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix special on the country icon
The likes of Chris Stapleton, Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves, and Katy Perry were among some of the big names who paid tribute by covering Parton's hits live onstage
For those who missed Dolly Parton's MusiCares concert, the special tribute concert will be broadcast on Netflix next month. Titled 'Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute', the concert feature will give fans a chance to view a typically industry-only event.
Dolly Parton is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, and has been hailed as a country music icon. While she is dubbed The Queen of Country, Dolly Parton has sold more than a hundred million records worldwide, her music includes RIAA-certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach No 1 on the Billboard country music charts (a record for a female artist) and a number of other phenomenal accolades. Before she received the MusiCares Person Of The Year award in 2019, it felt like a tribute concert was a long time coming.
Here's all you need to know about 'Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute' below.
'Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute' is set to premiere on April 7.
How to live stream
Viewers can stream the tribute concert on the popular streaming platform Netflix.
A description for the concert on Netflix reads, "In a star-studded evening of music and memories, a community of iconic performers honor Dolly Parton as the MusiCares Person of the Year." In a recent announcement for the special by Parton herself, the country star described it as an "unforgettable night." Taped just before the Grammy Awards in February 2019, Parton became the first-ever country artist to be honored with the MusiCares Person Of The Year award during the stellar ceremony in Los Angeles.
Upon receiving her award, she said, "I truly am honored to be the MusiCares Person Of The Year and the first country artist to be honored." Parton added, "I can truly feel the love in this house tonight ... it's a long long way from hills of East Tennessee to the Hollywood Hills, but it has been a wonderful journey."
.@MusiCares brought together some incredible artists to celebrate my career in 2019. Soon you can watch that unforgettable night whenever you want! 'Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute' is available on Netflix starting April 7 ❤️ pic.twitter.com/IWJas3xUuP— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) March 22, 2021
The likes of Chris Stapleton, Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves, and Katy Perry were among some of the big names who paid tribute by covering Parton's hits live onstage. The event also featured a performance by Dolly Parton herself.
Other artists who featured in the event included Shawn Mendes, Leon Bridges, Norah Jones, Yolanda Adams, and Parton's fairy goddaughter Miley Cyrus. In the trailer for the special, Cyrus can be seen and saying, "What an honor to be in this room celebrating the fabulous life and career of my fairy godmother, Dolly Parton." Watch the trailer below.
Meanwhile, Dolly Parton recently received the Covid-19 vaccine that she helped to fund. According to NME, the country queen donated $1 million to the research behind the development of the Moderna vaccine. Before she received the vaccine, she told her fans, "I’m so excited. I’ve been waiting a while. I’m old enough to get it and I’m smart enough to get it." She added, "I’m trying to be funny now, but I’m dead serious about the vaccine. I think we all want to get back to normal, whatever that is. And that would be a great shot in the arm, wouldn’t it, if we could get back to that?"