Dolly Parton to host the Academy of Country Music Awards | WJMN

Country music icon Dolly Parton will host this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, bringing her star power to the show’s new streaming home on Prime Video.

Parton, along with soon-to-be-announced co-hosts, will host the new format for the awards show, which will air live on March 7 without commercials from Allegiant Stadium.

“Watch us because we are going to have fun,” Parton said in a press release Thursday.

Parton is a 13-time ACM Award winner, including the coveted Entertainer of the Year. She has hosted the awards show in the past.

Six decades into his career, Parton shows no signs of slowing down. She’s releasing a new book “Run, Rose, Run” with author James Patterson and an accompanying album on March 4 and was announced as her first Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee this week.

“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,’ Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music, said in a statement.

The nominees will be announced next week.

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