Dolly Parton, Ronstadt, Harris Reunite at MusiCares

Dolly Parton, Ronstadt, Harris Reunite at MusiCares

A clip of Miley Cyrus and Shawn Mendes rehearsing for their Dolly Parton tribute performance they've been teasing on Instagram has been posted onto Twitter and people can not wait to hear the full thing at the "Person Of The Year" Tribute Concert hosted by the Recording Academy ahead of the Grammy's.

"This could be the year for the real thing", Cyrus wrote, quoting lyrics from Parton's 1983 duet with Kenny Rogers, "Islands in the Stream", implying that she and Mendes may be recreating the iconic tune for the tribute.

Parton, a native of Tennessee, won her first Grammy in 1978. "We want to be like you when we grow up".

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". "Because I have actually worked with so many wonderful men and I've never met a man that I didn't like and I've never met a man whose ass I couldn't kick if he didn't treat me with the right respect".

Parton, an eight-time Grammy victor, was serenaded by her goddaughter, Miley Cyrus, Little Big Town, Katy Perry, Maren Morris and Kacey Musgraves.

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Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves previously teamed up to cover Parton's "Here You Come Again" on an episode of CMT Crossroads in 2014, and last night, they did it again. 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. "You're not personally involved, but you still get off on it".

The star-studded fundraiser for MusiCares, the signature health and human services charity founded by the Recording Academy™, takes place each year ahead of the Grammy Awards and is one of the most highly anticipated concert events surrounding the celebratory week and weekend.

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

The 61st Grammy Awards begin at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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