Dolly Parton is never short on delivering heart-stopping moments.
Wearing multiple hats on one of country music’s biggest nights, the “9 to 5” songstress traded her hosting duties for a pulpit when she took center stage Wednesday at the 2019 CMAs and belted out a trio of faith-based anthems for a medley of her own.
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Tapping Christian pop duo King & Country for their collaboration of “God Only Knows,” Parton set the audience up for an unexpected trip to church when she then brought out Zach Williams for a rendition of “There Was Jesus,” before going solo and summoning a gospel choir for her offering of “Faith,” in which she collaborates with Galantis and Mr. Probz.
Fans viewing at home immediately took to Twitter to share in their praise for the Dollywood operator, calling Parton’s showing “the best performance of the night.”