country icon Dolly Parton will host the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards. The two-hour show will air live commercial-free at 8 p.m. ET on Prime Video on March 7 from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Parton will be joined by a co-host, who will be announced later, with nominations for this year’s awards due to be revealed next week.
“I’m so excited to host the ACM Awards on March 7 from Vegas. Watch us cause we’re going to have a blast,” Parton said in a statement. The singer, who will be releasing her new album Run, Rose, Run March 4 — which accompanies his original novel Run, Rose, Run (March 7), written with James Patterson — just announced as a nominee for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2022.
“We are honored to welcome Dolly Parton back to be the centerpiece of this historic show at the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards at Allegiant Stadium. Dolly is the most iconic and versatile performer of all time, and we’re proud that she’s a friend and supporter of the Academy, a former animator, and a 13-time Academy Award winner of the country music,” the CEO of the Academy of Country Music said. Damon Whiteside in a statement. “There’s no one better than Dolly to represent the ACM Awards brand and country music globally as we go live streaming and show the world that ‘this is how we country’ by delivering the one of the most exhilarating and innovative shows in our history to audiences around the world.
The ACMs will stream live on Prime Video in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK and will be the first major awards show to be broadcast live exclusively; Click here to buy tickets for the show.
Parton hosted the ACM Awards in 2000, when they were held at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles. She hosted the rival CMA Awards in 1988 and co-hosted that show in 2019 with Carrie Underwood and Reba McEntire. Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton hosted last year’s ACM Awards, which were held for the second consecutive year at three iconic Nashville venues – Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe.
“Dolly Parton’s status as a beloved and inspirational icon is a testament to her continued impact as an artist, philanthropist and human being,” said Jennifer Salke, Director of Amazon Studios. “As we bring the Academy of Country Music Awards to our Prime Video customers around the world for the first time, we are thrilled to show the power of Amazon in creating these impactful global entertainment moments with an icon like Dolly. as a host, as well as must-sees. see performances and collaborations.
Check out a preview of this year’s show below.