Friday, 22 February, 2019

Dolly Parton celebrated in all-star Grammys tribute

Dolly Parton and Miley Cyrus Source NBC The Voice
Herman Weaver | 11 February, 2019, 06:42

Next came Maren Morris to sing Neil Young's "After The Gold Rush" with Cyrus and Parton, with the trio showing off their powerful vocals with an acapella section of their performance. The performance absolutely brought down the house, and in a big surprise, Dolly herself joined in on every tune!

Miley Cyrus came out to support her godmother, country icon Dolly Parton, as Dolly was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year Friday night at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Dolly Parton was joined by more than a dozen of the top-recording artists to perform at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night. Jimi Westbrook even put on a Dolly Parton T-shirt for the occasion.

Numerous musicians who performed with Parton on Sunday night were also at Friday's ceremony.

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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 awesome tribute to Dolly Parton who made her return to the Grammys' stage.

Perry, Musgraves, Cyrus and Morris then returned to the stage, with the group performing an energetic version of Parton's "9 to 5". Among her biggest hits are "Jolene", "9 to 5", "I Will Always Love You" and "Islands in the Stream" (with Kenny Rogers).

Dolly Parton, eight-time GRAMMY victor and 2019's MusiCares Person of the Year, hit the stage at Sunday's 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards to perform music from the 2018 Netflix film Dumplin' as well as a medley of her iconic hits. Pictured: The singer attending MusiCares Person of the Year at Los Angeles Convention Center on February 8, 2019.

A TV commercial cut off Drake's acceptance speech for best rap song ("God's Plan"), which is too bad, because he actually was in the midst of making a good point about awards shows: "We play an opinion based sport, not a factual based sport.you already won if you have people singing your songs word for word, if they're singing in your hometown". Fellow performers included Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, Dan + Shay, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Diana Ross, and Janelle Monae.

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