Katy Perry (L) and Kacey Musgraves (R) perform during a gala event honoring Dolly Parton as the MusiCares Person of the Year, ahead of the Grammy Awards, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 8, 2019. The stars of today got together to pay a heartfelt musical tribute to the musical rockstar. Maren Morris joined the duo for a stripped down version of Neil Young's "After the Gold Rush", which Parton covered with Emmylou Harris and and Linda Ronstadt on their 1999 album "Trio II".
Dolly Parton was recently named the MusiCares "Person Of The Year" by the Recording Academy, making her the first country artist ever to receive the honor.
When the 73-year-old stepped out on stage, the crowd started roaring and were brought to their feet.
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 unbelievable tribute to Dolly Parton who made her return to the Grammys' stage. Parton took to the stage to duet for most of the tribute, striding out at the end of Musgraves and Perry's opening segment to join them for the final verses of the song. Little Big Town performed "Red Shoes" with Dolly before all the stars ended the tribute with a rendition of "9 to 5".
Dolly Parton has been married to Carl Thomas Dean for 52 years, and she's so proud of the milestone that she's sharing her secret to keeping their marriage intact through the years. One of only seven women to win the CMA Entertainer of the Year Award, Parton was also inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999.
Parton is also that rare celebrity who's deliberately chosen not to express herself politically these days when she has the spotlight. Additions included Pink, Willie Nelson, Shawn Mendes and Brandi Carlisle.