Dolly Parton was honored as the MusiCares Person Of The Year at a star-studded event at the Los Angeles Convention Center this week.

Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves at 2019 MusiCares Person Of The Year Honoring Dolly Parton
Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves at 2019 MusiCares Person Of The Year Honoring Dolly Parton
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Stars such as Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Vince Gill, Don Henley, Norah Jones, P!nk, Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson, Mark Ronson, Mavis Staples, and Chris Stapleton, GRAMMY nominees Leon Bridges, Lauren Daigle and Linda Perry and multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes took part in the event.

“I truly am honored to be the MusiCares Person Of The Year and the first country artist to be honored,” said Dolly. “I can truly feel the love in this house tonight … it’s a long long way from hills of East Tennessee to the Hollywood Hills, but it has been a wonderful journey.”

Grammy-winners Little Big Town hosted the event, with band member Kimberly Schlapman revealing she named her baby after Dolly Parton.

One of the big moments of the night was a rare appearance by Linda Ronstadt, who has Parkinson’s Disease. The singer joined Parton and Emmylou Harris on stage for a poignant reunion.

Parton is the first artist from the Nashville community to be named MusiCares Person of the Year. She is being honored for her incredible creative achievements and contributions to the music world as well as her long-term support of many charitable organizations and causes, including the Imagination Library, which she founded in 1995 to support childhood literacy.

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