Dolly Parton To Be Honored On Grammy Night

February 8th, 2019

The Recording Academy announced Tuesday it has expanded its lineup for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards to include a special tribute to eight-time Grammy winner and 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year Dolly Parton, who will perform on the Grammy stage for the first time since 2001.

The academy said in a statement that Parton will perform new music from her hit album Dumplin’ (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).

Dolly’s special tribute segment will also feature her classic hits sung by Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, and Katy Perry.

Additionally, current Grammy nominees J Balvin and Young Thug, and Grammy winners Ricky Martin and Arturo Sandoval, will join Camila Cabello for an “explosive show opener,” according to the statement.

They join previously announced performers Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, Dan + Shay, H.E.R., Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monae, Musgraves, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Diana Ross.

Live from Staples Center and hosted by Alicia Keys, the 61st Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.

Three-time Grammy winners Little Big Town are nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance (“When Someone Stops Loving You”)

Morris is nominated for Record Of The Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (“The Middle”), Best Country Solo Performance (“Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters”), and Best Country Duo/Group Performance and Best Country Song (“Dear Hate”).

“Parton is being recognized as the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year for her considerable creative accomplishments and her longtime support of a number of causes through her Dollywood Foundation, including the Imagination Library, which, since 1996, has provided more than 100 million books to children from birth to 5 years of age in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the U.K.,” according to the statement.

See a complete list of the 2019 NOMINEES Here