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Miley Cyrus, Garth Brooks to Honor Dolly Parton at MusiCares Person of the Year Gala

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

Written by Lauren Laffer
Miley Cyrus, Garth Brooks to Honor Dolly Parton at MusiCares Person of the Year Gala
Pictured: (l-r) Miley Cyrus, Dolly Parton; Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC

The Recording Academy is going all out for this the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year gala as a slew of incredible new acts has been added to the performance lineup. The event, which will honor country music’s Dolly Parton, will feature GRAMMY winners Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood and past GRAMMY nominees Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry as they celebrate the Tennessee native’s musical and philanthropic legacy.

“Dolly Parton has always been and continues to be a courageous trailblazer and indomitable inspiration for creators and artists—so for us to have the opportunity to honor her at our annual MusiCares Person of the Year gala is to pay tribute to a true pillar of strength and someone who we all look up to and cherish,” Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow said. “Dolly also knows the power of philanthropy and she has used her stardom to contribute to a wide range of causes from natural disasters to education and literacy programs.”

Previously announced performers include five-time GRAMMY-winner Chris Stapleton, Shawn Mendes, P!nk, Norah Jones, Leon Bridges, Mark Ronson, Lauren Daigle, Vince Gill, Don Henley, Kacey MusgravesWillie Nelson, Mavis Staples and Linda Perry. Parton herself will close out the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year event with a performance of her own.

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.