Country music legend Dolly Parton will return to the Grammy Awards stage to perform new music from her Dumplin’ (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, the Recording Academy announced.
The eight-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter is also being honored in a special tribute as the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year. Katy Perry will lead a group of superstars who will perform a selection of Parton’s biggest hits. Perry and Parton notably teamed up at the ACM Awards to perform a medley of Parton’s hits including “Jolene” and “Coat of Many Colors” back in 2016.
Parton is reportedly being honored as the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year for her numerous creative achievements and her enduring philanthropic efforts via her Dollywood Foundation. Chief among the supported causes is the Imagination Library, which has provided over 100 million books to children from birth to age five in the U.S., Australia, Canada and the UK.
In other 2019 Grammy news, previously-announced performer and two-time Grammy nominee Camila Cabello will be joined onstage by fellow 2019 Grammy nominees J Balvin and Young Thug along with Grammy winners Arturo Sandoval and Ricky Martin in a scorching-hot show opener.
Cabello is making her live Grammy performance debut and her self-titled debut album is nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album this year. Her Latin-flavored smash hit “Havana” (Live) is also nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance.
Fifteen-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys will make her Grammy-hosting debut at this weekend’s impending live ceremony, which is being held at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will air on CBS at p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Read the Recording Academy’s social media announcement about Dolly Parton below and stay tuned to AXS for 2019 Grammy Awards updates.