Proceeds from the annual Person of the Year tribute-now in its 29th year-provide essential support for MusiCares, a charity founded by the Recording Academy that ensures music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.
Parton stunned with some excellent vocals, kicking things off with Kacey Musgraves and Katy Perry on "Here You Come Again" before duetting with her goddaughter Cyrus on "Jolene". Little Big Town performed "Red Shoes" with Dolly before all the stars ended the tribute with a rendition of "9 to 5".
Miley Cyrus and other musicians were among those scheduled to partake in an ensemble performance of her greatest hits.
A tribute was paid to Dolly Parton in honor of her newly awarded accolade during a gala event at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Eight-time Grammy victor Parton, the singer and songwriter behind the hits "9 to 5", "Jolene" and "I Will Always Love You", got the biggest laughs at the 29th annual gala for MusiCares, which helps members of the music industry in need.
The performances were part of a tribute to Parton's songwriting after the country music legend was celebrated for her musical achievements and philanthropic work as MusiCares Person of the Year on Friday night. Jimi Westbrook even put on a Dolly Parton T-shirt for the occasion.
Perry, Musgraves, Cyrus and Morris then returned to the stage, with the group performing an energetic version of Parton's "9 to 5".
Parton, 73, also appeared to touch on some of the concerns of the #MeToo movement and sexual misconduct in entertainment and other industries, when she described entering the music business when it was a "man's world". Fellow performers included Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, Dan + Shay, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Diana Ross, and Janelle Monae.
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