MusiCares Person of the Year 2019 concert celebrating the career of Dolly Parton will be arriving on Netflix soon.
Dolly Parton became the first country music star to receive the award back in 2019. One of country music’s most influential artists, many of her music industry contemporaries banded together to honour the singer by performing her hits.
Three-time Grammy award winner, Pink, sang a faithful rendition of ‘Jolene’. Accompanied by guitar, the singer’s vibrant and expressive vocals gave emphasis to the song’s hook, championing the storytelling aspects of the lyrics.
Dolly Parton’s Godchild Miley Cyrus was also a part of the festivities. Miley Cyrus has had numerous songs reach the top 10 in the US charts. In addition, her bold choices in performance have garnered her mass attention. Cyrus teamed up with Shawn Mendes to show their appreciation for Dolly Parton and her work. The two artists sang ‘Islands in the Stream’, mirroring Dolly Parton and Kenny Roger’s collaboration.
What is the MusiCares Person of the Year Award?
The MusiCares Person of the Year award recognizes musicians who have accomplished exemplary achievements in the business. The award also acknowledges their contributions to doing good as a means of improving quality of life.
Dolly Parton’s efforts towards philanthropy have greatly aided those in need. Founder of the Dollywood Foundation, the charity has helped students continue their education and has attributed to improved literacy. Furthermore, her involvement and donations to charities have provided assistance to those requiring emergency assistance, and in helping find treatments for diseases linked to immunodeficiency.
Chris Stapleton, famed songwriter and singer, performed ‘9 to 5’. Written for a comedy movie of the same name by Dolly Parton, the song reached number 1 on the 1980-1981 Billboard Hot 100.
Kacey Musgraves, multiple Country Association Music Award winner, was joined by renowned artist Katy Perry on stage. Both delivered very distinct versions of ‘Here You Come Again’ as a duet.
Additionally, multitalented Yolanda Adams sang a powerful rendition of ‘I Will Always Love You’ for the MusiCares Person of the Year awardee.
Dolly Parton’s MusiCares Person of the Year award concert arrives on Netflix on April 7th.
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