Dolly Parton will be honored at the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute, set for Friday, Feb. 8.
The eight-time Grammy winner is the first artist from the Nashville music community to be honored by the organization. She will be recognized for “her considerable creative accomplishments and her longtime support of a number of causes through her Dollywood Foundation.”
Proceeds from the annual gala, which will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center two days before the 61st Grammy Awards, will go to MusiCares, which provides support for musical people in times of need.
“I am so excited and humbled to be honored as MusiCares Person of the Year,” Parton said in a statement. “It’s even more special knowing the gala benefits music people in need. I can’t wait to hear all of the great artists singing my music.”
“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,” Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the MusiCares Foundation and the Recording Academy, added. “With her legendary talent, she has forged a career that spans decades, and her gifts as a performer resound on both stage and screen. 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.”
Fleetwood Mac received the honor in 2018.