Country music legend Dolly Parton will host the upcoming 57th Academy of Country Music Awards, which will stream live on Prime Video on Monday, March 7 from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
The announcement was made Thursday by Prime Video, the Academy of Country Music and MRC, with Parton’s co-hosts to be revealed at a later date. Nominations for this year’s awards show, which celebrates country music’s biggest stars and emerging talent, will be announced next week.
“I’m so excited to be hosting the ACM Awards on March 7 from Vegas. Watch us cause we’re going to have a blast,” said Parton, who will be releasing her album Run, Rose, Run on March 4, accompanying his original novel of the same name which is due out on March 7. Earlier this week, Parton was 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,” said Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “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 awards show promises to be a non-stop party, bringing together legendary artists with modern-day favorites for exciting and unexpected collaborations, surprising moments and global TV performances. The festivities kick off at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST/5 p.m. PST on Prime Video, while tickets for in-person attendance are currently on sale.
“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, Head 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.
57th Academy of Country Music Awards, Monday, March 7, 8/7c, Prime Video