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Miley Cyrus and a lot of celebrities helped to pay special tribute on Friday to their godmother, Dolly Parton.
The iconic 73-year-old star was the guest of honor at the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year gala at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles. The annual gala takes place before the Grammy awards. This year's ceremony is Sunday.
At the MusiCares gala, Cyrus introduced Parton to the crowd and said, "She's not just my fairy godmother, she belongs to everyone."
"Now, I want to thank you all for this wonderful night," said Parton in a speech. "I really feel honored to be the MusiCares person of the year and the first country artist to be honored in. Of course you know us Hillbillies, we also need things, we may not have had bad, drugs and rock and roll, but two of each Three is not bad tonight. Billy ray cyrus? "
"I've been in music for a long time, but it's been in me for much longer," he said. "I used to stand up, stand out on the porch, Mountain House of Mega Mellow Tennessee, I used to put a tobacco stick in the crack in the floor, put a can on it and pretend I'm singing in Grand The Old Opry course in the stage with the chickens and the ducks and the pigs and the small children … but it was my dream and it is very far from the hills of eastern Tennessee, Hollywood Hills, but it has been a wonderful trip. "
She joked: "I just hope she lives long enough to get the Betty White Longevity Award But seriously, this has been a great honor. "
Parton performed his 1971 song "Coat of Many Colors" with a friend and musician. Linda perry.
Cyrus, Shawn Mendes Y Mark Ronson he made "Islands in the Stream", the duo of Parton in 1983 with Kenny Rogers.
"Hi all!" Cyrus told the crowd. "This is the best night in history: you can listen to Dolly Parton's songs all night long."
Reese witherspoon He went on stage to thank Parton, saying that she is his idol and inspiration.
Wearing an elegant black suit adorned with rhinestones, Pink made the successful single of Parton in 1973 "Jolene".
Chris Stapleton He made the success of Parton in 1980 "9 a Cinco". Katy Perry Y Kacey MusgravesHe sang Parton's 1977 song "Here You Come Again".
"We love you Dolly!" Said Perry. "We want to be like you when we grow up."
Small big city They also took the stage to pay homage to Parton, joking about how everyone was fighting over how much they love and adore her, and show her a picture of a baby Phillip sweet disguised as a singer for halloween. Kimberly Schlapman He showed a picture of his second daughter, named after Parton, in the arms of the singer.
Willie Nelson I also honored Parton, saying on stage: "We love you, doll."
There was also a tribute video to Parton that showed images of the singer from previous years, as well as a clip of the latest version. Whitney Houston in The bodyguard, whose soundtrack features its successful cover of Parton "I Will Always Love You". The crowd applauded loudly while projecting.
Yolanda Adams He made the song at the event.
Other artists included Brandi carlile, Trisha Yearwood Y Garth Brooks, as much as Bridges of lion Y Jon Batista.
At 2019 Grammys On Sunday, Parton will perform a mix of his songs with Cyrus and other artists.
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