LOS ANGELES, February 9 – Dolly Parton has become the first country singer to receive the MusiCares Personality of the Year Award. She goes on stage with jokes about men, fights and pornography.
The comedy played an important role in an evening of musical performances in Los Angeles in tribute to Parton for his music and philanthropy, led by the country band Little Big Town.
Parton, eight-time Grammy Awards, singer and songwriter behind the tubes 9 to 5, Jolene and I will always love you, had the biggest follies of the 29th Annual MusiCares Gala, which helps members of the music industry in need.
Parton, whose career began with appearances at the age of 10 on radio in his native Tennessee, began his speech with a joke that illuminates his roots in the hinterland.
"Of course, you know we hillbillies also need MusiCares," she told the audience. "We may not have sex, drugs and rock'n'roll, but two out of three are not bad."
Parton, 73, also seemed to address some of the concerns of the #MeToo movement and sexual misconduct in the entertainment and other industries, when she described her entry into the music business as "a world of men. "
"Buddy, I had a bullet," she says to more laughter. "Because I worked with so many great men and never met a man I did not like and never met a man I could not hit. of feet if he did not give me the right foot. the respect."
Parton explained his feeling of seeing Willie Nelson, Katy Perry, Mavis Staples and Garth Brooks performing at today's gala.
"Watching them is like watching porn," Parton said. "You're not personally involved, but you're doing it anyway."
Parton has sold more than 100 million records and has helped popularize country music outside of the United States, often moving to pop music.
Her own charitable work owes much to her admiration for her father, who worked in tobacco fields and on construction sites and could not read. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library, established in 1995, has sent more than 100 million books to children in the United States and other countries.
Today's gala event raised $ 6.7 million (RMB 27.2 million) for MusiCares, Recording Academy President / CEO Neil Portnow told the audience.
Parton will be honored on Sunday with another tribute to the Grammy Awards, which will be broadcast live. – Reuters