Grammys 2019: Dolly Parton performs with goddaughter Miley Cyrus, Katie Perry, Kacey Musgraves and others
Dolly Parton's tribute performance saw the country musician sing with goddaughter Miley Cyrus, Katie Perry, Kacey Musgraves and country band Little Big Town
Dolly Parton was awarded the MusiCares Person of the Year on Friday, and she happens to be the first country artiste to have been named in the tribute's history. Following this, Dolly was given a tribute at the Grammys for her musical achievements, and this included a live performance by the legend with a number of stars including her goddaughter Miley Cyrus.
Dolly performed at her own tribute, and the medley was kickstarted by Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves with "Here You Come Again". Dolly sang one of her most popular tracks 'Jolene', with Miley and BTS, the Korean pop band was also spotted singing along as everyone stood up to cheer for Dolly.
Maren Morris then joined Miley and Dolly to sing "After the Gold Rush" followed by country music band Little Big Town who performed Dolly's latest song "Red Shoes". The conclusion to the medley happened as all the artistes came on stage to join Dolly and they performed "9 to 5", and the audiences sang along with the stars.
According to Fox News, Dolly had given a bawdy acceptance speech and said, "All of my life I have been known for two things. Well, not them. I've also been known as a singer and songwriter too. Although I'm not complaining. Ol' Pancho and Lefty's been pretty good to me. Everybody always expects me to do a boob joke and I like to do that right up front."
Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt who had earlier teamed up with Dolly Parton for two successful albums were present when Dolly received had received the award. It is rare for Linda to have made a public appearance as the singer is now suffering from Parkinson's disease, which Dolly mentioned.
The Grammys 2019 was organized on Sunday, February 10 at the Staples Stadium in Los Angeles. Drake, Lady Gaga, Brandi Carlile were some of the artistes who took home the Grammys. Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez and Jada Pinkett Smith opened the night with some great words about music and what it means to them. Michelle, especially, received thunderous applause when she concluded her speech. Lady Gaga also spoke about mental health when she received the Grammy for Shallow, a song from her recent film A Star Is Born.