Dolly Parton releases Here I Am remake with Sia

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 September 2018
Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton and Sia have teamed up for a new version of the country music legend's song 'Here I Am' for the 'Dumplin'' movie soundtrack

Dolly Parton has re-recorded 'Here I Am' with Sia.

The country music legend has released a brand new version of the 1971 track, from her LP 'Coat of Many Colors', with the Australian pop star for the soundtrack of the forthcoming musical comedy 'Dumplin''.

Announcing the song on Twitter, the '9 to 5' hitmaker wrote: "Well I sure am proud to share the first single from the Dumplin' soundtrack with y'all! I re-recorded "Here I Am" with the incredible @Sia and I sure do hope you love it. (sic)"

Meanwhile, Dolly was recently named as the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year.

The 76-year-old music icon will be the first country music artist to receive the honour in the event's 29-year history, and will receive the prestigious accolade at the annual gala next year.

The 'Jolene' singer is one of only six solo female artists to ever receive the honour and will be joining the likes of the late Aretha Franklin - who passed away last month - Sir Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel and Paul Simon.

Last year, Fleetwood Mac became the first band ever to receive the accolade and was joined in a performance by Miley Cyrus - who is suspected to make an appearance to support her godmother.

Outside of her chart-topping music career, Dolly is an active philanthropist, and recently revealed her initiative to inspire children to read more books, by assisting with the YouTube Kids #ReadAlong campaign.

In 1995, Dolly launched her own book-gifting scheme that provides free books to children between birth and the age of five in communities in the US, the UK, Canada and Australia.

Established in 1989 by the Recording Academy, the goal of MusiCares is to offer services to members of the music community, including financial assistance for basic living expenses, medical expenses, and treatment for critical illnesses like HIV/AIDS and Parkinson's disease.

Dolly will receive her award at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 2, 2019, two days before the Grammys take place.

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