Dolly Parton Miley Cyrus Shawn Mendes Grammy

Miley Cyrus Honors Godmother Dolly Parton And It’s The Best!

February 10, 2019

The Grammys 2019 has officially kicked off with the MusiCares Gala- the academy’s charity night, where Dolly Parton was awarded MusiCares Person of the Year.

The Jolene star is the first ever country star to win this award!

In honor of her, the evening was filled with tribute performances from Miley Cyrus, Shawn Mendes, Katy Perry, Mavis Staples, Brandi Carlile, Pink, Kacey Musgraves, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood.

Dolly Parton Tribute Grammy

Parton’s god-daughter, Miley Cyrus teamed up with Shawn Mendes to perform ‘Islands in the Stream’, in honor of the legendary country singer. Apparently the duo got together when Miley slipped into Shawn’s DM, asking whether he’d want to perform. She said, “I love the way that he always kind of plays alternative pop because it’s something that I love to do.”

Earlier, Miley had posted on Instagram hinting at this big on-stage collab. The photo showed the two wearing a jacket with Parton’s face and the caption read, “this could be the year for the real thing,” – a lyric from “Islands in the Stream.”


Miley has also often spoken of her relationship with Dolly Parton, saying that her godmother is “Always a reminder to me and my family of what is important. Never let success change your heart.

Here’s a throwback to when the fairy godmother-god daughter duo performed Jolene on-stage.

Stayed tuned to Heart FM for the latest news and updates on the Grammys 2019. 

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