First performers announced for Dolly Parton MusiCares tribute

Event is part of GRAMMY Week in Los Angeles

GRAMMY winners Norah Jones, P!nk, Mark Ronson, and Chris Stapleton; GRAMMY nominees Leon Bridges and Lauren Daigle; and singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes will perform at the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute concert honoring Dolly Parton on February 8th at the Los Angeles Convention Center. GRAMMY winner Parton will close the evening’s performances. GRAMMY-nominated musician Greg Phillinganes will be the evening’s musical director. More guest performers will be announced shortly.

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. 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 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute is one of the most prestigious events held during GRAMMY Week. The Person of the Year gala will begin with a reception and silent auction offering an exclusive and unparalleled selection of luxury items, VIP experiences, and one-of-a-kind celebrity memorabilia for bidding guests. The reception and silent auction will be followed by a gala dinner sponsored by AEG; a live auction; a tribute concert featuring renowned musicians and other artists; and the award presentation.

GRAMMY Week culminates with the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 10, 2019. The telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT.

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

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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