In 2019, Dolly Parton became the first country-music artist to get the MusiCares Person of the Year honor, following past recipients like Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, and Carole King. Presently fans will actually want to observe the commonly business just occasion: On April seventh, Netflix premieres Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute.
Taped not long before the Grammy Awards in February 2019, the concert features artists like Katy Perry, Leon Bridges, and Miley Cyrus — Parton’s goddaughter — honoring the nation lyricist. Chris Stapleton, Shawn Mendes, Yolanda Adams, and Willie Nelson are likewise among the entertainers. Minimal Big Town have and sing for Parton.
The event raised more than $6.7 million for MusiCares, the Recording Academy’s association that gives help to musicians and their families with urgent health needs.
“I am so happy that Netflix is going to be showing the MusiCares tribute to me. MusiCares has done so much for the people in this industry and continues to be a beacon of light for those in need,” Parton said in a statement. “I am so proud and impressed with all of the great artists. It was such a joy and a humbling experience to be able to sit and watch all of the great artists singing songs that I had written or had been a part of.”
Recently, Parton released a video showing her getting her Covid-19 vaccination and encouraging others to get theirs. “I’m old enough to get it, and I’m smart enough to get it. I’m very happy that I’m going to get my Moderna shot today, and I wanted to tell everybody that you should get out there and do it too,” she said.
The last MusiCares Person of the Year honorees were Aerosmith in 2020.
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