Dolly Parton (L) and Linda Perry (R) perform at the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year event
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5 Must-Watch Performances From 'Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute': Miley Cyrus, Kacey Musgraves, Mavis Staples & More
Today (April 7), Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute premieres on Netflix, giving viewers around the world a front-row seat to the star-studded 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute concert honoring 10-time GRAMMY winner Dolly Parton. Miley Cyrus, Willie Nelson, Brandi Carlile, Katy Perry, Kacey Musgraves, Yolanda Adams and more delivered heartfelt, rhinestone-encrusted covers of some of the country queen's greatest hits during the hour-long special hosted by GRAMMY-winning Dolly superfans, Little Big Town.
The annual MusiCares Person Of The Year event, typically held days before the GRAMMY Awards, honors legends who have significantly contributed to the music community through music and philanthropy. The exclusive marquee event also raises funds for MusiCares to support music people in need. Parton was the first country star to be honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year.
While all 10 of the performances, as well as the many Dolly-inspired shimmery outfits, from the 2019 tribute concert are must-sees, here are five of the most jaw-dropping sets from the big night. Pop on your cowboy hat, fire up your Netflix and tune into Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute now.
Miley Cyrus, Shawn Mendes & Mark Ronson Take You On Vacation
(L-R) Mark Ronson, Miley Cyrus and Shawn Mendes perform at the 2019 MusiCares Person Of The Year event | Photo: VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images
To kick things off in style, Miley and Shawn Mendes, with Mark Ronson on guitar, served up a lively duet of Dolly and Kenny Rogers' 1982 classic, "Islands in the Stream." Looking glam in a black sequin dress, Miley waved to Parton, who's the singer's godmother, sitting and smiling in the front while also looking fab in a black sequin dress herself!
Katy Perry & Kacey Musgraves Take You To The Rodeo
Katy Perry (L) and Kacey Musgraves (R) at the 2019 MusiCares Person Of The Year concert | Photo: Lester Cohen/Getty Images for The Recording Academy
Perry and Musgraves delivered epic cowgirl-diva glam during their performance of Dolly's GRAMMY-winning 1977 hit, "Here You Come Again." Perry rocked an all-lavender satin look with a cowboy hat, flowing mesh cape, thigh-high stiletto boots and a corset fringe dress, while Musgraves slew in a sparkly, silver-flared pantsuit, topped off with big hair and big hoops.
Mavis Staples, Leon Bridges & Jon Batiste Take You To Church
Mavis Staples, Leon Bridges, Jon Batiste perform at the 2019 MusiCares Person Of The Year concert | Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy
Mavis Staples, Leon Bridges and Jon Batiste (on piano), with the help of a choir, raised the crowd up to heavenly heights with a lively, soulful, gospel-tinged version of "Not Enough." The show-stopping rendition of the 2012 track, which Parton and Queen Latifah originally sang for their movie Joyful Noise, was filled with clapping, stomping and grooving—there was plenty of love in our hearts after that!
We Will Always Love Yolanda Adams (& Dolly!)
Yolanda Adams performs at the 2019 MusiCares Person Of The Year event | Photo: VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images
Adams, the "First Lady Of Gospel," delivered an epic, bone-chilling cover of "I Will Always Love You," one of Parton's most enduring classics. Adams looked glamorous in a floor-length red gown with floral lace bell sleeves as she hit those high notes, complemented by some sexy sax.
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Down-Home Dolly Shines For All Of Us
Dolly Parton (L) and Linda Perry (R) perform at the 2019e MusiCares Person of the Year event | Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
To close out the epic concert, the "Backwoods Barbie" herself took to the stage to share her sparkle, smile and voice with the audience. Joined by Linda Perry on guitar, Parton performed "Coat of Many Colors," which she called "the song that kind of got me here."
Well, we sure are glad you're here, Dolly!
Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute is streaming now on Netflix.