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The 2019 Grammy Awards had a lot in store for our Smoky Mountain hometown hero! Not only was Dolly Parton honored as this year’s MusiCares Person of the Year on Feb. 8, but she was also celebrated in an all-star tribute during the Grammys on Feb. 10. We’ve got all the details on the Dolly Parton tribute and everything the Grammys have done to celebrate the country music superstar.
Dolly Parton Tribute at the 2019 Grammy Awards
Dolly Parton was honored at the 2019 Grammy Awards with a tribute that featured more than a dozen of the top recording artists. The tribute opened with Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves singing “Here You Come Again,” and Dolly herself joined in on the performance! She also shared the stage with her goddaughter Miley Cyrus to sing “Jolene” and both Maren Morris and Cyrus to perform “After the Gold Rush.” Country music group Little Big Town joined in on the celebration and sang Dolly’s new song, “Red Shoes,” with her before all the singers came back out to join Dolly in singing “9 to 5.” The tribute definitely made the Grammys a night to remember.
Dolly Parton MusiCares Person of the Year
The celebration for Dolly Parton began on Friday, Feb. 8 at the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year event. Hundreds of people gathered together for a fundraising dinner and a concert in Parton’s honor. Performances throughout the evening included Pink, Miley Cyrus, Shawn Mendes and Mark Ronson, Chris Stapleton, Jennifer Nettles and Trisha Yearwood, and more. The setlist included all your Dolly Parton favorites, from “Jolene,” to “9 to 5,” to “Coat of Many Colors,” and so many more. Parton, an 8-time Grammy winner, Dolly is the first country singer to be recognized as the MusiCares Person of the Year. Watch Dolly Parton’s MusiCares Person of the Year acceptance speech below:
Grammy Museum’s New Dolly Parton Exhibit
In addition to her tribute at the Grammy Awards and the MusiCares Person of the Year event, Dolly Parton is being celebrated at the Grammy Museum! The Grammy Museum has a new exhibit, “Diamond in a Rhinestone World: The Costumes of Dolly Parton.” The exhibit showcases the iconic costumes and pieces from her personal archive. It is the first time in the United States that her iconic stage costumes are displayed anywhere but Dollywood. The exhibit will be open through March 17. About the exhibit, Dolly Parton said, “I probably have thousands of dresses from over the years. I had a hard time letting go of some of my favorites, but I’m excited for them to be included in this exhibit.” Get an inside look from Billboard at the new Dolly Parton exhibit in the Grammy Museum:
More Dolly Parton News
2019 has a lot more in store for our favorite country music legend! In the spring, visitors to the Smoky Mountains will get to experience the largest expansion ever at Dollywood, Wildwood Grove. Wildwood Grove lets your imagination run wild and is a place for families to make memories that last forever. With rides, play areas, and more, there will be so many new things to do at Dollywood. Get more information on Wildwood Grove, then start planning your visit to the hometown of Dolly Parton!