Good golly, it’s Dolly Parton!
The country music legend was announced Thursday by Prime Video Canada, the Academy of Country Music and the MRC as the host of the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards. It was then revealed that Parton, 76, would join Jimmy Allen and Gabby Barrett.
In addition to joining Parton to host the event, Allen and Barrett will also join the video to unveil the award nominees. official February 10 Twitter account starts at 10:30 am ET
Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music, said, “The Academy has a long history of highlighting today’s rising stars as well as country music’s biggest stars, and will do so even more this year. ACM New Male Artist of the Year winner Jimmy Allen and reigning ACM New Female Artist of the Year Gabby Barrett will co-host the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards alongside Dolly Parton, pairing two of today’s most exciting new artists. Genre with one of the world’s most beloved music icons
This year, the March 7, 2022 celebration will stream live without commercial interruption on Prime Video Canada from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas in March.
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“I am very excited to host the ACM Awards on March 7 from Vegas. Look out for us because we’re going to have some fun,” the “9 to 5” singer said in a press release.
Parton is already having a great year. The superstar is about to release his new album, Run, Rose, runMarch 4, which will accompany his original novel of the same name, written with James Patterson and published March 7. Last week, he was also announced as a nominee for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2022.
I am thrilled to announce that I will be hosting @ACMawardsWhich will be live streamed for the first time @primevideo Don’t miss the two hour commercial free show from 🦋 @AllegiantStadm Monday, March 7th at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. #ACMawards https://t.co/limEImHcdi pic.twitter.com/SpANMGiWHu
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) February 3, 2022
“We are honored to welcome Dolly Parton to headline this landmark 57th Academy of Country Music Awards show at Allegiant Stadium. Dolly is one of the most iconic and versatile artists of all time, and we are proud to have her as a friend and supporter of the Academy, past host and 13-time Academy of Country Music Award recipient,” said Whiteside. “There is no one better than Dolly to represent the global ACM Awards brand and country music as we move to streaming and show the world that ‘This Is How We Are Country’ by delivering one of the most exciting and innovative shows in our history to a global audience.”
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“Dolly Parton’s status as a beloved and inspirational icon is a testament to her ongoing influence as an artist, philanthropist and human being,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “As we bring the Academy of Country Music Awards to our Prime Video subscribers worldwide for the first time, we host is thrilled to showcase Amazon’s power to create these impactful global entertainment moments with icons like Dolly, as well as must-see performances and collaborations. Amazon is excited to create 360-degree entertainment experiences and engagement with fans at what could be the most fan-centric event of the year. Credit continues beyond rolling.”
The ceremony, which moved to Prime Video Canada, marked the first time an awards show was exclusively livestreamed. The annual show, meanwhile, brings together iconic artists for exciting collaborations, surprising moments and an unprecedented number of world television-premiere performances.
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The 57th Academy of Country Music Awards will stream on Prime Video Canada on Monday, March 7 at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT/5 pm PT.
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