Saturday, December 9, 2006
J-Simp and Dolly
Dolly Parton told Jessica Simpson not to worry about her shaky performance at the Kennedy Center Honors, saying that Jessica is "so talented and that she'd be "honored" to return the favor someday.
Parton released a statement in which she waved off Simpson's nerve-wracked rendition of "9 to 5." "Jessica is so talented that I'm sure that someday they will be paying tribute to her and I would be honored to perform for her," said Parton. "But I'll probably be so nervous that I'll forget my wig!"
The 29th Annual Kennedy Center Honors will air on 12/26 at 9 EST on CBS.
Among the performers and presenters are India.Arie, Harolyn Blackwell, Sarah Brightman, Betty Buckley, Cee-Lo, Suzanne Cox, Glenn Dicterow, Christine Ebersole, Aretha Franklin, Vince Gill, Corey Glover, Josh Groban, Tom Hanks, Alison Krauss, Jonny Lang, Reba McEntire, Sam Moore, Liam Neeson, Itzhak Perlman, Elena Roger, Kenny Rogers, Jessica Simpson, The Temptations, Shania Twain, Gregory Turay, Carrie Underwood, Cheryl White, Reese Witherspoon, John Williams and Pinchas Zukerman and guest conductors Lt. Col. John Clanton and Simon Lee. Additional performers include The Choral Arts Society, The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Rob Mathes Band and The United States Army Chorus.
Below is the video of the performance.