When word got out that the Grammys would be putting on a Dolly Parton tribute at the February 10, 2019 ceremony it took only a hot second for music artists to line up at the chance to serenade the 73-year-old entertainment icon with her own songs.
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.
Parton was then joined by her goddaughter Miley Cyrus to sing "Jolene" before Maren Morris came out to help the singers perform "After the Gold Rush". Parton wrote the original song "Red Shoes" for the film, and brought it to the Grammys stage with assistance from country quartet Little Big Town. Two of her songs, "Jolene" and "I Will Always Love You", have both been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Parton, 73, also appeared to touch on some of the concerns of the #MeToo movement and sexual misconduct in entertainment and other industries, when she described entering the music business when it was a "man's world".
On Friday night, Parton was awarded with the MusiCares Person of the Year. 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.
Parton and Perry previously performed together during the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards, and Perry and Musgraves collaborated for an episode of CMT Crossroads in 2014.
Video of Sunday's Parton tribute will be posted when it becomes available.