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Lawrence Kim
February 10, 2019

"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. The star-studded event included a brief on stage reunion when the beloved singer-songwriter-actress was joined by her former Trio partners, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt. But for Miley Cyrus, the night was also a chance to celebrate someone who had been part of her life since day one - her godmother, Dolly Parton. A tribute was paid to Dolly Parton in honor of her newly awarded accolade during a gala event at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Other performers included Leon Bridges, P!nk, Mark Ronson and Linda Perry. Greg Phillinganes was the musical director. "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". The Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, founded in 1995, has mailed more than 100 million books to children in the United States and other countries.

On Friday, EW and PeopleTV will come to you live from the red carpet at the annual MusiCares Person of the Year ceremony.

The Grammy Awards may not be until Sunday but the pre-parties are already starting.

Parton was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award from the Recording Academy in 2011.

Eight-time Grammy victor Parton, the singer and songwriter behind the hits "9 to 5", "Jolene" and "I Will Always Love You", got the biggest laughs at the 29th annual gala for MusiCares, which helps members of the music industry in need.

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