Don Henley, Willie Nelson, Others to Honor Dolly Parton

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Grammy® winners Don Henley, Willie Nelson, Norah Jones, Vince Gill, Chris Stapleton and Mavis Staples are among those who will perform at the 2019 MusiCares® Person of the Year tribute concert honoring Dolly Parton on Feb. 8. Other performers include Leon Bridges, Shawn Mendes, P!nk, Mark Ronson and Linda Perry. Parton will close the evening’s performances. Greg Phillinganes will be the musical director. More guest performers will be announced shortly.

Parton is being recognized in recognition of her significant creative accomplishments and longtime support of many charitable causes. Proceeds from the annual Person of the Year tribute—now in its 29th year—provide essential support for MusiCares, a charity founded by the Recording Academy that ensures music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.

The event will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Grammy Week culminates 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/5 p.m. PT.

Watch Parton and Henley sing together

“I am so excited and humbled to be honored as MusiCares Person of the Year,” said Parton. “It’s even more special knowing the gala benefits music people in need. I can’t wait to hear all of the great artists singing my music.” The beloved singer and songwriter was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award from the Recording Academy in 2011. Among her biggest hits are “Jolene,” “9 to 5,” “I Will Always Love You” and “Islands in the Stream” (with Kenny Rogers). She has earned 22 #1 country singles.

Watch Parton perform her song which later became an enormous hit for Whitney Houston

Related: Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for their trio collaboration

Past MusiCares Person of the Year honorees include: Tony Bennett, Bono, Phil Collins, David Crosby, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac (2018), Aretha Franklin, Don Henley, Billy Joel, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Carole King, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty (2017), Bonnie Raitt, Lionel Richie, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder and Neil Young.

Related: Our recap of Petty’s 2017 event, including his remarkable speech

The 2018 event honoring Fleetwood Mac marked the band’s final performance with Lindsey Buckingham.

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