Dolly Parton joined in with her own tribute at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (02.11.19).
The 73-year-old singer was celebrated by an all-star medley at the event, which is held at Los Angeles’ Staples Centre, and as Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves opened the 10-minute musical segment, they were joined by Dolly to sing her hit ‘Here You Come Again’.
After that, Dolly was joined by her goddaughter, Miley Cyrus, for her classic track ‘Jolene’, and the pair also sang Neil Young’s ‘After the Gold Rush’ with Maren Morris.
The country legend herself then sang ‘Red Shoes’ with Little Big Town, before all the artists involved came together for a performance of ‘9 To 5’.
Dolly, who was honoured as the as the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year, has won eight Grammy awards in her career, and the tribute was introduced by ‘Pitch Perfect’ actress Anna Kendrick, who hailed the star as a “remarkable woman” and an “enduring superstar”.
She told the audience: “The great singer, songwriter, actress and enduring superstar we are about to honour once said, ‘If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.’ That’s how this remarkable woman has been blazing her own trail year after year, decade after decade.
“That is how she became The Recording Academy’s MusiCares Person of the Year and that’s why we will always love her.”