Miley Cyrus and parents at MusiCares Person of the Year 2019

Joann Johnston
February 11, 2019

It was another movie soundtrack song that brought the tribute to a rousing close, however, when all of the performers from the segment returned to the stage alongside Parton to knock out her 1980 Oscar-nominated hit "9 to 5".

Katy Perry, from left, Dolly Parton and Kacey Musgraves perform "Here You Come Again" at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. Jimi Westbrook even put on a Dolly Parton T-shirt for the occasion.

Dolly Parton performs with Linda Perry 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.

Parton, a native of Tennessee, won her first Grammy in 1978.

Dolly is also being recognised for her support of several charitable organisations, including the Imagination Library, which she founded in 1995 to support childhood literacy. "Because I have actually worked with so many wonderful men and I've never met a man that I didn't like and I've never met a man whose ass I couldn't kick if he didn't treat me with the right respect".

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Parton's Dumplin' album, which was released in November in conjunction with the Netflix holiday film, features Parton performing brand new songs, as well as new versions of old classics like "Jolene", "Here I Am", and "Here You Come Again" featuring collaborators including Sia, Miranda Lambert and Mavis Staples.

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

Last year alone, MusiCares provided more than $6.5 million dollars to approximately 8,600 members of the music industry-the largest number of clients served and dollars distributed in a single year in the charity's history. Parton received the Recording Academy's "Lifetime Achievement Award" in 2011.

Video of Sunday's Parton tribute will be posted when it becomes available.

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