Dolly Parton has just been announced as the host of the 2022 ACM Awards! The show, which will take place on March 7, will air live from the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The global superstar will be joined by co-hosts, who will be announced at a later date.
“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 says.
Parton also spoke out about her new role on social media.
Thrilled to announce that I’ll be hosting the @ACMawards, which for the first time ever will livestream on @PrimeVideo 🦋 Don’t miss the two-hour, commercial free show from @AllegiantStadm on Monday, March 7th at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. #ACMawards https://t.co/limEImHcdi pic.twitter.com/SpANMGiWHu
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) February 3, 2022
Parton takes on the new role as the ACM Awards make their debut streaming live on Amazon Prime Video, without interruption.
“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. Dolly is the most iconic and multitalented artist of all time, and we are proud that she is a friend and supporter of the Academy, a previous host, and a 13-time Academy of Country Music Award recipient,” says Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “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.”
“Dolly Parton’s status as a beloved and inspirational icon is a testament to her ongoing impact as an artist, philanthropist, and human being,” adds Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “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.”
2022 seems to be Parton’s year. The 76-year-old will release her debut novel, Run, Rose, Run, co-written with James Patterson, on March 7, the same day as the ACM Awards. An album of the same name will be released on March 4, with 12 songs written by Parton. She was also just announced as a nominee for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The 2022 ACM Awards will stream live on Prime Video Monday, March 7 at 8:00 PM from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Nominations for this year’s awards are expected to be announced next week.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Academy of Country Music / Stacie Huckeba