12 February 2019 06:30
Dolly Parton was honored during the 2019 Grammy Awards with a star-studded tribute, but it wouldn't be like the country icon to sit in the audience and watch others do her songs. Thankfully (because anytime Dolly is on our television screens it's a great thing), Parton was right there the whole time to lead her own tribute performance. The performance kicked off with Parton, Kacey Musgraves and Katy Perry performing Parton's 1977 hit "Here You Come Again." Parton was then joined by her goddaughter Miley Cyrus for a stirring rendition of the 1974 classic, "Jolene." Parton and Cyrus them teamed up with Maren Morris for a gorgeous performance of "After the Gold Rush," which was recorded by Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt for their 1999 album Trio II. Parton also performed her new song "Red Shoes" with help from Little Big Town. The song is from the recently released Dumplin' soundtrack.
Read More: The 15 Best Dolly Parton Songs, Ranked Parton was named the MusiCares Person of the Year, an honor awarded to the country legend for her acts of philanthropy. Another tribute to the country legend was held on Feb. 8 at the MusiCares Person of the Year Gala, which included performances from Chris Stapleton, Shawn Mendes, Pink, Leon Bridges, Mark Ronson and Lauren Daigle. Now Watch: The 10 Best Dolly Parton Movies In the midst of James Harden's remarkable streak of 29 consecutive games of scoring at least 30 points, the Houston Rockets are preparing for a deep playoff run. With averages of 36.6 PPG and 7.8 APG, Harden is the top candidate for this season's MVP award yet again. The Western Conference is as competitive as ever and the Rockets are fighting for home court advantage in the first round of the postseason.
The Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a huge 26-point deficit in Houston last Saturday, prompting GM Daryl Morey to consider making a move in the buyout market. Getting past top Western Conference contenders like the Thunder and Warriors will require all the talent you can acquire at this time of the year. According to The Athletic's Kelly Iko, the Rockets have been looking at signing former Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris. He was most recently cut by the New Orleans Pelicans after a trade with the Wizards, in efforts to dump his contract. The problem with this potential midseason acquisition for Houston is that Morris has been sidelined with a neck injury and he isn't expected to return until later in the month. A note from last night: spoke with Markieff Morris & he is targeting the All-Star break as the time when he will be cleared for full contact. Then, I asked if that means he *could* return to the court Feb 22, the first game after the break, and Morris said that's a possibility — Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) February 3, 2019 The Los Angeles Lakers have also been eyeing Morris after clearing up a roster spot when they dealt Ivica Zubac and Michael Beasley to the Clippers in exchange for Mike Muscala, per Broderick Turner of the L.A. Times. There are plenty of productive free agents available to contenders after the buyout market took place shortly after the trade deadline. Carmelo Anthony may be the top name to watch out for. Enes Kanter, as well.