Dolly Parton Shuts Down The 2019 Grammys With Star-Studded Performance

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton became the first country singer to receive the MusiCares Person of the Year award on Friday, taking to the stage with jokes about hillbillies, fighting and pornography.

And of course, there will be a performance by the woman of the hour: the incredible Parton, who has been the star of Grammy week this year. Among her biggest hits are "Jolene", "9 to 5", "I Will Always Love You" and "Islands in the Stream" (with Kenny Rogers). "If you are deciding you may want to ask me something more serious, don't, because I'm not going to answer it", she told the interviewer previous year.

Janelle Monae channeled some Prince and melded it with alien flair on "Make Me Feel", which only underlined the power of her latest album, "Dirty Computer".

Parton is also that rare celebrity who's deliberately chosen not to express herself politically these days when she has the spotlight.

Musgraves and Perry began the tribute with Parton's "Here You Come Again", with the duo sporting teased hair and bright red outfits.

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"Watching them is sort of like watching porn", Parton said.

Parton has sold more than 100 million records and helped popularize country music outside the United States, often succeeding in crossing over into pop music.

The 2019 Grammy Awards is set to happen this Sunday, Feb. 10 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. 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.

One of Parton's most admirable attributes is her longevity and this year she gained a special spotlight with the Netflix movie Dumplin' all about a Parton obsessed teen. Fellow performers included Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, Dan + Shay, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Diana Ross, and Janelle Monae.

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