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'Thank you Jesus': Dolly Parton reacts to winning Grammy for best Christian song

Dolly Parton has reacted to winning a Grammy award for the best contemporary Christian music performance/song category. Parton said she was "very humbled" to receive the honour for her duet with Christian rocker Zach Williams on the song 'There was Jesus'.

"Thank you Jesus, thank you @zachwilliamsmusic, and thank you to the GRAMMYs and all of our fans. I am very humbled but proud," Parton tweeted.


The award was Parton's 10th Grammy and 50th nomination. Upon receiving the nomination, the acclaimed singer said that it was "always special" to get the nod, but that receiving such honours was not a big motivation for her as a musician. 

"I don’t work for awards and rewards," she added. 

Williams also celebrated the award with a post online:

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

Check out the song below:


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