Dolly Parton promised an uplifting CMA Awards performance and the country legend delivered with her faith-filled medley with For King and Country and Zach Williams. Parton performed "God Only Knows" with For King and Country and "There Was Jesus" with Zach Williams. She also performed "Faith," an EDM-inspired song she released earlier this year.
Earlier this year, Parton explained that she wanted to bring a little light to a dark world.
"This world is just so dark and ugly and awful," Parton said. "I can't believe how we just can't have a little more light and a little more love. So I'm gonna try and make it my business to do more songs that are more uplifting. Not just all Christian-based songs, but songs that are just about better things, and have a little more light."
Parton's new Netflix series Heartstrings premieres on Nov. 22.
Parton helped open the 53rd annual CMA Awards with co-hosts Carrie Underwood and Reba McEntire, along with The Highwomen (Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires), Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Tanya Tucker, Crystal Gayle and Gretchen Wilson.
The 2019 CMA Awards aired on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.
You can check out the full list of 2019 CMA award winners here.