While we still have to wait to see who’s nominated and who will win at the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards – we do know who will be hosting the event…Dolly Parton!
Dolly says, “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!”
While Dolly last hosted the show in 2000, her history with the ACM Awards goes back to her first nomination in 1970 for Top Female Vocalist.
In 1978 Dolly walked away with the biggest award of the night as she was named ACM Entertainer Of The Year.
In 2017, Dolly was just one of the many artists awarded Video Of The Year for the super-star laced production of “Forever Country” that celebrated the long and rich history of country music.
Parton has also received special honors including the Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award (2016), the Jim Reeves International Award (2008), and the Cliff Stone Pioneer Award (2006).
Overall Dolly has been nominated at the ACM Awards 45 times.
Now she’ll be helping hand out the 2022 Academy of Country Music Awards on March 7th as fans watch the ceremony on Prime Video.
Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music, says, “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, says “Dolly Parton’s status as a beloved and inspirational icon is a testament to her ongoing impact as an artist, philanthropist, and human being. 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 57th Annual ACM Awards will be handed out March 7th 2022 on Prime Video – hosted by Dolly Parton.
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