Dolly Parton to Host Academy of Country Music Awards – Up News Info

Dolly Parton has been tapped to host the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards.

The 9 to 5 hitmaker will take the stage at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on March 7 to host the awards show, which will be streamed live on Prime Video.

“Delighted to announce that I will be hosting the @ACMawards, which for the first time ever will be live streamed on @PrimeVideo,” she tweeted on Thursday. “Don’t miss @AllegiantStadm’s two-hour commercial-free show on Monday, March 7 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.”

The country music superstar previously hosted the ACM Awards 22 years ago in 2000. She also hosted the Country Music Association Awards solo in 1988 and with Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood in 2019.

“Dolly is the most iconic and versatile artist of all time, and we are proud that she is a friend and supporter of the Academy, a former host and 13 recipients of the Academy of Country Music Award. “, said Damon Whiteside, the CEO of the Academy, in a press release, reports Variety. “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.”

According to Variety editors, the ACMs is the first major awards show to switch from network television to a streaming service for its broadcast, with the show moving from its longtime home of CBS.

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