Little Big Town To Host 2019 MusiCares Person Of The Year Tribute Honoring Dolly Parton
Grammy-winning group and current nominees Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town have been announced as hosts of the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute concert honoring Dolly Parton on February 8.
Yolanda Adams, Jon Batiste, Cam, Brandi Carlile, Jennifer Nettles and Margo Price have been announced as additional performers for the tribute. They join the previously announced lineup of Leon Bridges, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Miley Cyrus, Lauren Daigle, Vince Gill, Don Henley, Norah Jones, Shawn Mendes, Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson, Katy Perry, Linda Perry, P!NK, Mark Ronson, Mavis Staples and Chris Stapleton, as well as Parton, who will close the evening’s performances. Greg Phillinganes will be the musical director.
Parton is being recognized 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 (musicares.org), 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 tribute will be held in Los Angeles during Grammy-week on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019.
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.
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