The 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year Gala is going big this year with a massive performance lineup. The event will be honoring country music icon, Dolly Parton and will feature Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and more as they celebrate Parton’s legacy and musical journey. Previously announced performers include GRAMMY winners Vince Gill, Don Henley,Norah Jones, P!nk, Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson, Mark Ronson, Mavis Staples, andChris Stapleton, GRAMMY nominees Leon Bridges, Lauren Daigle and Linda Perry and multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes.
Parton is being recognized as the 2019 MusiCares Person Of The Year, marking the first member of the Nashville music community to receive the honor. She was chosen for her unparalleled contributions to country music and a multitude of charitable causes, including the children’s literacy organization she started in 1995, Imagination Library, with which she has donated over 100 million books to kids around the world.
“Dolly Parton has always been and continues to be a courageous trailblazer and indomitable inspiration for creators and artists—so for us to have the opportunity to honor her at our annual MusiCares Person of the Year gala is to pay tribute to a true pillar of strength and someone who we all look up to and cherish,” Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow said. “Dolly also knows the power of philanthropy and she has used her stardom to contribute to a wide range of causes from natural disasters to education and literacy programs.”
Last years MusiCares Persons of the Year was Fleetwood Mac and previous years before that include, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Aretha Franklin, and Bono.
This celebration will be just a few days before this year’s 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The festivities conclude with the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. The telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET.
Big news! Vince Gill (@VGcom), Don Henley, @KaceyMusgraves, @WillieNelson, @RealLindaPerry, and @mavisstaples have been added as performers paying tribute to @DollyParton at Person of the Year on February 8! For ticket info contact: [email protected] pic.twitter.com/eQnvQvwY3H
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