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Chris Stapleton Among Artists to Honor MusiCares Person of the Year Dolly Parton

The event is held two days before the GRAMMYs.

Written by Lauren Laffer
Chris Stapleton Among Artists to Honor MusiCares Person of the Year Dolly Parton
Chris Stapleton performs 'Friendship' and 'I'll Take You There' alongside Maren Morris, Mavis Staples & Marty Stuart at The 52nd Annual CMA Awards, on Wednesday, November 14, 2018; live from Bridgestone Arena in Downtown Nashville on ABC. Photo courtesy of CMA

Dolly Parton has long been a pioneer in the world of country music. She continues to pave the way as the first country artist to be named The Recording Academy’s MusiCares Person of the Year.

Earning the accolade because of her wildly successful career in music, as well as her philanthropic efforts, the Tennessee native will be honored with a series of performances during the ceremony scheduled for February 8.

Among the list of performers slated to take the stage will be five-time GRAMMY-winner Chris Stapleton. Joining him will be Shawn Mendes, P!nk, Norah Jones, Leon Bridges, Mark Ronson and Lauren Daigle. Parton herself will close out the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year event with a performance of her own. The lineup will continue to grow as more performers are added in the coming weeks.

“Dolly Parton is being honored as the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year in recognition of her significant creative accomplishments and longtime support of many charitable causes,” MusiCares said in a statement.

Proceeds from the 29th annual event will benefit 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.”

Previous MusiCares Persons of the Year include Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Aretha Franklin, Bono and Fleetwood Mac.

The tribute will take place two days before the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The festivities conclude 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.