AP NEWS

Nelson, Henley to honor Parton at Grammy MusiCares concert

November 29, 2018
1 of 3

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 file photo, Mavis Staples performs "I'll Take You There" at the 52nd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Don Henley and Staples will perform in tribute to Dolly Parton when she's honored as the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year by the Recording Academy. The academy announced the latest additions Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, to the lineup for the tribute concert and gala to be held in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, two days before the Grammy Awards. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Don Henley and Mavis Staples will perform in tribute to Dolly Parton when she’s honored as the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year by the Recording Academy.

The academy announced the latest additions to the lineup Thursday for the tribute concert and gala to be held in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, two days before the Grammy Awards.

Kacey Musgraves and Linda Perry are also among the newly announced performers, joining the previously announced Pink, Norah Jones and Chris Stapleton.

The event raises money for people in the musical community facing financial, medical and personal need.

The academy announced in September that Parton, the first country artist to receive the MusiCares honor, will be recognized for her music and support of causes through her Dollywood Foundation.

AP RADIO
Update hourly