Little Big Town to Host Star-Studded Dolly Parton MusiCares Tribute Ahead of Grammy Awards
"Her legacy in this world is something special, and should be celebrated every day," the band told PEOPLE in a statement
On Friday, the country quartet — Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook — will host the annual MusiCares Person of the Year tribute concert in honor of the Nashville icon. Then on Sunday, at the Grammy Awards, they’ll take the stage again to fête Parton.
“We have been huge fans and admirers of Dolly our entire lives,” the band told PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. “To serve as hosts for what will be such a beautiful tribute to her, is truly an honor we couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of. Her legacy in this world is something special, and should be celebrated every day.”
MusiCares enlisted a star-studded lineup of talent to perform cuts from Parton’s beloved canon at the Person of the Year show.
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Jon Batiste, Leon Bridges, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, Cam, Brandi Carlile, Miley Cyrus, Lauren Daigle, Vince Gill, Don Henley, Norah Jones, Shawn Mendes, Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson, Jennifer Nettles, Katy Perry, Linda Perry, Pink, Mark Ronson, Mavis Staples, Chris Stapleton will all perform at the MusiCares fundraiser for the charity, which benefits musicians in times of financial, medical and personal need.
- Join PeopleTV live from the MusiCares Person of the Year event honoring Dolly Parton on Friday. Hosts Rocsi Diaz and PEOPLE Staff Editor Melody Chiu will be broadcasting live from the red carpet starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, where they will be catching up with celebrity attendees and performers as well as breaking down the excitement leading up to the Grammy Awards. Watch the full livestream on the PeopleTV app, available on all your favorite streaming devices.
During the Grammys broadcast on Sunday, Parton herself will hit the stage to perform, along with Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Musgraves and Perry.
The 61st Annual Grammy Awards are broadcasting live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT on CBS.