Dolly Parton fans everywhere are rejoicing. Recently, news broke that the singing sensation would be lending several of her iconic costumes to a special exhibit in the Grammy Museum next month.
As fans of Parton know too well, she has had a lengthy and dazzling career as both a singer and a songwriter. The songstress is well known for her unique sense of style, her captivating voice, and her award-winning songwriting.
As a living tribute to the eight-time Grammy Award-winning singer, the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles has announced an upcoming exhibit, which will showcase a selection of some of the singer’s most iconic costumes and outfits from her personal collection.
According to Page Six, the special exhibit, titled “Diamond in a Rhinestone World: The Costumes of Dolly Parton,” will officially open to the public on February 5, and will run through the beginning of March.
The country singer will be appearing in a program the day before the opening at the Clive Davis Theatre, where it is said that she will speak about the exhibit and share some personal stories about some of the pieces included in the display.
The name of the museum exhibit — that is set to feature a collection of the singer’s ensembles over the years — was inspired by the lyrics of Parton’s 1984, No. 1 hit single, “Tennessee Homesick Blues.”
The special exhibit will feature iconic costumes the singer has worn on album covers, for photo shoots, in music videos, and during various live performances.
The opening of the exhibit comes days before Parton is slated to attend a star-studded gala, where she is being honored as the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year on February 8.
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This is an honor awarded annually by the MusiCares organization, which was established by the Recording Academy, best known for organizing the Grammy Awards. The MusiCares awards are presented to honor musicians, not only for their industry achievement but for their dedication to philanthropy.
Parton is well-known for her philanthropic efforts and her ongoing support for numerous charities and causes, especially those relating to literacy.
For example, the songwriter started the “Imagine Library” back in 1995, a program that sends one book each month to any child who signs up. Children receive books from birth until they begin kindergarten.
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Dolly Parton is the first country singer to receive the award and will join a plethora of past honorees, including Bonnie Raitt, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, and Aretha Franklin.