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Brenda Watkins
February 11, 2019

Jimi Westbrook even put on a Dolly Parton T-shirt for the occasion.

"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. Let us know in the comments (below)!

Parton is also the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year, and she was honored with a lengthier tribute concert Friday night.

There's more: After that memorable number, Maren Morris came out to sing "After the Goldrush" with Cyrus and Parton, followed by a star-studded rendition of "Red Shoes" with Little Big Town.

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The country singer added that Parton is "a total pro", playfully noting: "She and I are the same height!" Among her biggest hits are "Jolene", "9 to 5", "I Will Always Love You" and "Islands in the Stream" (with Kenny Rogers). She thanked her "Aunt Dolly" after the performance.

She's in fine company: 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.

The 2019 Grammy Awards is set to happen this Sunday, Feb. 10 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, founded in 1995, has mailed more than 100 million books to children in the United States and other countries. One of only seven women to win the CMA Entertainer of the Year Award, Parton was also inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999.

Parton will be honored on Sunday with another tribute at the Grammy Awards, which will be broadcast live.

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