Grammy weekend kicks off with honor for Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton performs with Linda Perry during a gala event honoring Dolly Parton as the Musi Cares person of the year in Los Angeles

Grammy weekend kicks off with honor for Dolly Parton

"After all these years I'm still at, and people act like I'm still important", said Parton with her typical humility on the red carpet ahead of the 2019 Grammy Awards on Sunday night, this year held in Los Angeles.

Dolly Parton is having a pretty major week - on February 8, she was honored as the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year, and during Sunday's Grammy Awards, she returned to the stage to perform for the first time since 2001.

The Grammy awards will always love Dolly Parton.

Parton is one of the most successful country artists of all time.

Next up was country music group Little Big Town who sang Parton's new song "Red Shoes".

Parton, a native of Tennessee, won her first Grammy in 1978. For Parton, being apart from time to time does both parties good in the long run because this gives spouses something to look forward to when they reunite.

Parton, 73, also appeared to touch on some of the concerns of the #MeToo movement and sexual misconduct in entertainment and other industries, when she described entering the music business when it was a "man's world".

"I'm not getting into any of that", she said previous year when David Wright of ABC's "Nightline" kept trying to get her to comment on today's politics.

Dolly herself shared her delight about the event, saying, "I am so excited and humbled to be honored as MusiCares Person of the Year". News about a recent encounter with the country music legend.

The 2019 Grammy Awards is set to happen this Sunday, Feb. 10 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Her own charity work owes much to her admiration for her father, who labored in tobacco fields and construction sites and could not read.

Friday's gala raised 6.7 million US dollars for MusiCares, Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow told the audience.

Video of Sunday's Parton tribute will be posted when it becomes available.

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