Dolly Parton Reacts To Grammy Win For Duet With Zach Williams

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Dolly Parton has another award to add to her long list of accomplishments.

Parton and Christian rock artist Zach Williams took home a Grammy for best contemporary Christian music performance/song on Sunday. Their win for “There Was Jesus” was announced before the show, and Parton is nothing but grateful. In a post on Twitter, the country superstar wrote:

“Thank you Jesus, thank you @zachwilliams, and thank you to the GRAMMYs and all of our fans. I am very humbled but proud.

The victory marks Parton’s 50th Grammy nomination and 10th win. Still, in an Associated Press interview, the “Jolene” singer reminded fans that she does not “work for awards.” In her statement, Parton explained: 

“It’s always special. You always love to be acknowledged. Like I’ve always said, ‘I don’t work for awards and rewards.'”

Williams also celebrated the Grammy win online. The singer thanked his fans and Dolly Parton for making the song a success. On Instagram, Williams shared:

“Humbled to have won “Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song” for “There Was Jesus” today at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. Thank you to @DollyParton and everybody who was involved in making this song. All glory, praise, and honor to Him!”


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Watch the music video for Parton and Williams’ song, “There Was Jesus” in the clip below.