Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Stars gather in LA for Grammys tribute to country legend Dolly Parton

Stars gather in LA for Grammys tribute to country legend Dolly Parton

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.

Many artists who have cited Parton as an inspiration, including Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris, Katy Perry, and more took to the stage to pay tribute to the beloved songwriter.

Cyrus teased the tribute in the days leading up to her performance with an Instagram post showing her with Shawn Mendes in matching leather jackets with Parton's face emblazoned on the back. Let us know in the comments (below)!

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Perry and Musgraves sang "Here You Come Again", Cyrus did "Jolene" on her own and then a cover of Neil Young's "After The Gold Rush" with Morris, Little Big Town did "Red Shoes", and they all did "9 To 5".

Comedy played a large role in a night of all-star musical performances in Los Angeles to honor Parton for her music and philanthropy, hosted by country group Little Big Town.

A clip of Miley Cyrus and Shawn Mendes rehearsing for their Dolly Parton tribute performance they've been teasing on Instagram has been posted onto Twitter and people can not wait to hear the full thing at the "Person Of The Year" Tribute Concert hosted by the Recording Academy ahead of the Grammy's.

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She is the first country artist to be saluted in this way in the tribute's 29-year history.

Parton, whose career began with appearances at the age of 10 on radio stations in her native Tennessee, began her speech with a joke that made light of her backcountry roots. "Love each other and keep your vows", she said, referencing the key elements that strengthened her decades-long relationship with the 76-year-old businessman.

Pink performs 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 children's literacy organization has donated more than 100 million books to kids around the world since it was founded in 1995. Parton was being honored as the Recording Academy's 2019 Musicares Person of the Year.

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