Update: 04 February 2022 15:35 STI
Washington [US]Feb. 4 (ANI): Legendary country singer and humanitarian Dolly Parton has been announced as the host of the Academy of Country Music Awards, which will stream live on Prime Video from Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium on March 7.
According to Variety, Parton previously only hosted the ACM Awards once, 22 years ago, in 2000. However, the country-pop superstar has other awards from countries that host credits on his CV.
She co-hosted the rival Country Music Association Awards in 2019 with Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood, and handled that solo CMA job once in 1988.
Further details on the March 7 broadcast were announced Thursday morning by the Academy of Country Music, MRC and Prime Video. The show will last two hours; instead of all three, it lasted most of its long tenure as a major network broadcast event.
It’s been a big week for Parton so far. On Wednesday, she was named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the first time. On the same day, the South by Southwest film festival announced that she would appear in one of the festival’s most anticipated documentaries, “Still Working 9 to 5”, for which she recorded a new duet version of the song. “9 to 5”. with Kelly Clarkson.
It was previously announced that Parton will release a new album, “Run, Rose, Run,” on March 4, three days before the ACMs, and a novel of the same name that she co-wrote with James Patterson will arrive on the day. of the prize-giving.
Parton’s hosting news announcement added that additional co-hosts would be revealed in the coming weeks. Nominations for the awards are expected next week.
“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.
Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy, said: “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.”
He added: “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 host and a 13-time recipient of the Academy of Country Music Award.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 live.” bringing one of the most exhilarating and innovative shows in our history to audiences around the world.”
Last year’s ACM co-hosts, for the show’s seemingly final year on television, were Urban and Mickey Guyton.
The ACMs are considered the first major awards show to move to a streaming platform. The show will be available on Prime Video on March 7 at 8 PM ET/5 PT.
According to Variety, the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards show is produced by MRC Live and Alternative. Not everything is new to the series, as a few longtime cast members are reprising their roles, with RA Clark and Whiteside returning as executive producers. (ANI)