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Dolly Parton performs with Linda Perry during a gala event honoring Dolly Parton as the Musi Cares person of the year in Los Angeles

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Several of those ditties were honored during Sunday's tribute, in addition to performances of "After the Gold Rush", Parton's newest song "Red Shoes" and, of course, the iconic "9 to 5".

"We love you, Dolly", said Perry. This was the country icon's first Grammys performance since 2001. And after Dolly gave her signature catchphrase - "Everybody!" - everyone sang together to close off a magical night for the country music singer. Blending their vocals, Miley kept the melody while Dolly dazzled on her harmonies - but the best harmonizing came right after.

Maren Morris had the most relatable interaction with Dolly Parton.


"Yolanda, you killed that", said Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town.

The two teamed up on the MusiCares stage accompanied by Mark Ronson for a duet of "Islands in the Stream", Parton's 1983 hit with Kenny Rogers.

Backed by a horn section, Stapleton tackled "9 to 5", getting the audience clapping along to Parton's ode to empowered yet challenged working women. She captioned a photo of them on the red carpet at MusiCares with yet another lyric: "We rely on each other uh-huh".


Backed by a choir, Leon Bridges and Mavis Staples took the crowd to church on "Not Enough". "You're not personally involved but you still get off on it". "At my age you'll take anything you can get".

Dolly is also being recognised for her support of several charitable organisations, including the Imagination Library, which she founded in 1995 to support childhood literacy. The event was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Rolling Stone has learned that she's set to perform re-recorded versions of her hits as well as music from the soundtrack of Jennifer Aniston's Netflix movie, "Dumplin'".


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