Country icon Dolly Parton is set to host the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards!
Prime Video, the Academy of Country Music, and MRC revealed the exciting news on Thursday morning (Feb. 3).
“We are honored to welcome Dolly Parton back to be the centerpiece of this landmark 57th Academy of Country Music Awards show at Allegiant Stadium,” Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music shared. “Dolly is the most iconic and multitalented artist of all time. There is no one better than Dolly to represent the ACM Awards brand and country music on a global scale as we move to streaming and show the world that ‘this is how we country’ by delivering one of the most exhilarating and innovative shows in our history to audiences worldwide.”
Head of Amazon Studios, Jennifer Salke, praised Parton’s icon status as the company welcomes the ACM Awards onto their streaming platform for the first time.
“Dolly Parton’s status as a beloved and inspirational icon is a testament to her ongoing impact as an artist, philanthropist, and human being,” Salke added. “As we bring the Academy of Country Music Awards to our Prime Video customers worldwide for the first time, we are thrilled to showcase the power of Amazon in creating these impactful global entertainment moments with an icon like Dolly as host, as well as must-see performances and collaborations. Amazon is excited to create 360-degree entertainment experiences and engagement with fans that continue beyond the credits rolling in what is sure to be the most fan-centric event of the year.”
The 13-time ACM Award winner is overjoyed to host the coveted awards show next month.
“I am so excited to be hosting the ACM Awards on March 7 from Vegas. Watch for us because we’re going to have some fun,” Parton gushed.
Parton is also set to release her album, Run, Rose, Run, on March 4, to accompany her original novel, Run, Rose, Run, written with James Patterson and releasing March 7, both are currently available for pre-order. And earlier this week, she was also announced as a nominee for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2022.
Previous ACM hosts include Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Mickey Guyton, Reba McEntire, Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Faith Hill, Brooks & Dunn and more.
Parton previously hosted the Academy Of Country Music Awards in May 2000 during their 35th annual awards show.
The 57th Academy of Country Music Awards will take place on Monday, March 7, 2022, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
For the first time ever, the show will stream on Prime Video in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK, rather than on CBS. This marks the first time a major awards show has livestreamed exclusively.