Dolly Patron Gets Star-Studded Tribute, Diana Ross Celebrates Birthday


Grammy Awards 2019: Dolly Patron Gets Star-Studded Tribute, Diana Ross Celebrates Birthday
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Other musicians who take the stage at the Alicia Keys-hosted event include Cardi B, Lady GaGa and Travis Scott.

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The annual 61st Grammy Awards is still on going, but there are already a lot of memorable performances. The tribute performance to Dolly Patron was among them, with the veteran country singer teaming up with the likes of Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus to belt out some of her greatest hits ever.

Twinning in red, Katy and Kacey Musgraves kicked off the tribute performance by singing “Here You Come Again” before Dolly joined them in a sequined white dress. The audience was brought to their feet with her appearance alone. Miley then came to the stage to sing “Jolene”, followed by Maren Morris with her rendition of “After the Gold Rush”.

Little Big Town then hit the stage to perform Dolly’s new song “Red Shoes”. Finishing off the performance, the musicians gathered onstage to deliver a rendition of her mega hit “9 to 5”. The crowd could be seen singing along throughout the performance.

Another performance which was definitely one to remember was Diana Ross, who celebrated her birthday with a special performance at the Alicia Keys-hosted show. Diana was introduced by her 9-year-old grandson, Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick.

“She is amazing,” he gushed. “Young people like me can look up to her for her independence, confidence and willingness to be her unique self. She has shown the world that nothing is beyond our reach. So ladies and gentlemen, please welcome my grand-mommy Diana Ross.”

Diana then came up to the stage to open the special tribute performance with her hit “The Best Years of My Life”. She said in the middle of the set, “Thank you for being here to celebrate my 75 birthday,” before launching into “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)” while walking through the crowd. She ended her performance by exclaiming, “Happy birthday to me!”

Other musicians who took the stage at the event included Cardi B, Lady GaGa and Travis Scott (II). While Cardi offered a performance of one of her latest songs “Money”, GaGa mesmerized the audience with a rendition of her Grammy-winning song “Shallow”. Even though Bradley Cooper wasn’t present to join her, she was accompanied by Mark Ronson. Meanwhile, Travis brought energy with “Mile High” and “No Bystanders” performances.

The 61st Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS on Sunday, February 10.