ICYMI: @DollyParton will receive an all-star tribute at the 2019 Grammy Awards:
It was a star-studded tribute for Dolly Parton, but the country music icon outshined everyone else on stage at the 61st Grammy Awards on Sunday.
But now that they more or less righted the ship after a stormy year of criticism, maybe they can take that energy and better plan how they allot their tributes to the giants of music, and the artists who followed them.8:45 p.m. | August BrownFrom left to right, Yolanda Adams, Fantasia Barrino and Andra Day perform a tribute to Aretha Franklin during the 61st Grammy Awards.Brandi Carlile sent a powerful message at the Grammy Awards on Sunday: Sometimes less really is more.On a cavernous stage filled with just her band and the softest of spotlights, the Americana darling brandished an acoustic guitar for an unvarnished version of The Joke.
La Parton herself, of course, stood out in all white with delightful red gems scattered across her lacy dress and cape (plus red shoes, naturally).
Maren Morris, from left, Katy Perry, Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman, Dolly Parton, Karen Fairchild, Philip Sweet, Miley Cyrus and Kacey Musgraves perform "9 to 5" at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles.
"I truly am honored to be the MusiCares Person Of The Year and the first country artist to be honored," Parton said during Friday's celebration.
Parton had been honored on Friday as 2019's MusiCares Person of the Year, and during the televised ceremony the legendary 73-year-old country/pop was honored with a special performance during the show.
Dolly Parton, immortal as always, deserved every second of hers.But how strange to have Diana Ross in the audience (after performing her own medley), and so much phenomenal black vocal talent sharing one Aretha track while J. Lo, who has to rank in the lower quintiles of Motown-influence of all the artists onstage got to tackle the most canonical songbook in American pop music.No one was surprised that outgoing Recording Academy president Neil Portnow got a long tribute (the Grammys are gonna Grammy).
Country music legend @DollyPartons tribute was led by a girl-power-fueled lineup featuring special guests including @MileyCyrus, @KaceyMusgraves, @katyperry and many more! #GRAMMYS
.@DollyParton will return to the Grammy stage for the 1st time in 18 years when she performs at the 61st Grammy Awards on Feb. 10. Plus, @littlebigtown, @MarenMorris, @KaceyMusgraves & @katyperry will pay tribute to Dolly by singing her classic hits
Wearing a white dress with a billowing cape, Parton was joined by her goddaughter Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris and Little Big Town.
.@DollyParton returns to the #GRAMMYs stage to perform new music from her hit album Dumplin (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) + a Dolly special tribute segment will feature @LittleBigTown, @MarenMorris, @KaceyMusgraves, and @KatyPerry.
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The gang traded time onstage with Parton, covering portions of five of the legend's biggest hits: "Here You Come Again," "Jolene," "After the Gold Rush," "Red Shoes" and, for a big all-hands-onstage encore, "9 to 5."
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