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Legendary Dolly Parton Honored At Grammys, Delivers Powerful Performance With Goddaughter Miley Cyrus And More

Legendary Dolly Parton Honored At Grammys, Delivers Powerful Performance With Goddaughter Miley Cyrus And More

At the 61st Grammy Awards, Katy Perry, Kacey Musgraves, Miley Cyrus, Maren Morris, and Little Big Town took to stage to honor the legendary woman with a 10-minute long tribute

Dolly Parton, 73-year-old is absolutely legendary. Singer, songwriter, actress, philanthropist, and stealer of hearts, Parton's contributions to the world of music has not only made her a force to reckon with, but also an integral part of the history of music. At the end of the day, Parton has had 25 songs reach the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts, making it a record for female artists that only Reba McEntire could match. Of the albums she has produced, a staggering 41 have made it to Top 10 country alums - an achievement for any country artist. She has also won Grammy Awards, Academy Award nominations and the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award among many others. In fact, over her career, she has gotten more than 45 Grammy nominations. If that doesn't prove how great a musician she is, we aren't quite sure what else will. 


 
 
 
 
 
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So this year, at the 61st Grammy Awards, Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves, Miley Cyrus, Maren Morris, and Little Big Town took to stage to honor the legendary woman with a 10-minute long tribute that was simply out of this world. And that wasn't it, the queen, Parton herself also made an appearance on the stage, dressed in a glamorous white leather dress and wowed everyone with her performance. During the medley, some of her greatest hits including Here You Come Again, 9 to 5 and Jolene, were belted out one after the other. 

Among the other songs performed were some of her newer ones like Red Shoes. For the uninitiated, the song was a part of her 2018 album, Dumplin'. At times, Parton was serenaded by the famous musicians on stage, at times, she joined in to sing with them. And at times the performance got so special that even K-pop sensation BTS couldn't help but move to the groovy beats Parton and Miley Cyrus were belting out on stage. One look at the crowd and you had no trouble figuring out why Patron was earlier honored with a MusiCares Person of the Year, making her the first country musician to win the award. 

“All of my life I have been known for two things. Well, not them,” Parton joked during her acceptance speech prior to the Grammys. Apart from her remarkable musical talents, Parton has been rather famous for being remarkably well-endowed you see. “I've also been known as a singer and songwriter too. Although I'm not complaining. Ol' Pancho and Lefty's been pretty good to me. Everybody always expects me to do a boob joke and I like to do that right up front." “It has been a wonderful journey,” she added. “I never met a man that I didn’t like and I never met a man whose (rear) I couldn’t kick if he didn’t treat me with the right respect,” she continued, talking about what it was like being in the music industry way back in the 1960s. In case you didn't know, the industry had quite a shady reputation of being a man's world back then. Parton has indeed come quite a long way since then with innumerable releases, hits, and awards to boast of. 


 
 
 
 
 
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Parton obviously had a thing or few to say about the tribute as well. “It’s been such a thrill for me tonight to see all these great artists singing songs I’ve written or been a part of,” she said. “Watching them is sort of like watching porn. You’re not personally involved but you still get off on it," she laughed as others joined in as well. “Hey, don’t blame me. At my age you’ll take anything you can get," she mischievously retorted amidst the guffaws. “Of course you know we hillbillies need MusiCares too,” Parton said nearing the conclusion to her speech. “We may not have sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll, but two out of three ain’t bad.”


 
 
 
 
 
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Apart from some of the musicians who performed at the tribute, many more made an appearance at the party to show their support for the 73-year-old legend. If you look around, you'll spot Pink, Willie Nelson, Shawn Mendes, and Brandi Carlisle rooting for Parton all the way. To watch her bring the stage to life as she revealed in the bright lights was perhaps one of the most glorious sights at the Grammy's this year. At the end of the day, to be able to make your star-studded audience get on their feet and cheer wildly is no easy feat and Queen Patron achieved that easy peasy. 


 
 
 
 
 
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No wonder everyone seems to be losing it about her! 



 



 



 



 

And in case you have missed the performance, here are some priceless bits on-stage and off! 

 



 



 



 

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