Two of a form working a full home! The Academy of Nation Music — and hosts Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks — are headed to Dallas for the 2023 ACM Awards.
“We couldn’t be extra excited to carry this legendary pair collectively for the primary time ever as Nation Music’s Occasion of the Yr heads to the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters,” ACM CEO and ACM Awards government producer Damon Whiteside advised Billboard in a March 2023 assertion. “From unique celebrity performances to sudden collaborations to the trade’s most fun rising expertise, followers are in for an unforgettable evening that may solely be seen on the ACM Awards stage!”
Parton is again to host the Thursday, Could 11, occasion for the second time, whereas the event marks Brooks’ debut as an awards present emcee. Whereas each are relative newbies to the gig, the “Jolene” songstress has gained a complete of 13 ACMS over time, whereas the Oklahoma native has taken dwelling a formidable 22 — six of which had been for the evening’s greatest award, Entertainer of the Yr. (He was additionally honored as ACM Artist of the Decade for the ‘90s.)
“The truth that they might even ask is flattering and the truth that I get to host with Ms. Parton is unbelievable,” Brooks advised Billboard in March 2023. “The shock of the evening is you’re gonna see this lovely girl carry this 260-pound ass all evening.”
When requested why he agreed to host the present, the “Pals in Low Locations” artist replied: “Simply attending to work with Dolly.”
He continued, “When you concentrate on my profession, I don’t wish to choose favorites, however a few of our greatest nights have been on the ACMs. The truth that they might even ask is flattering and the truth that I get to host with Ms. Parton is unbelievable. The shock of the evening is you’re gonna see this lovely girl carry this 260-pound ass all evening.”
Parton for her half, shared that the pair had been simply “excited” as a result of they’ve “all the time” wished to staff up on a venture collectively.
“We’ve all the time admired one another musically and as folks and the way we deal with our enterprise,” she defined to the outlet. “So it is a nice thrill for me. I believe the followers are going to get pleasure from seeing us collectively, ‘trigger Lord is aware of he’s received followers and I received a number of.”
The present shall be obtainable to dwell stream on Amazon Prime Video — one thing the ACMs carried out final yr, making them the primary main awards ceremony to air through livestream somewhat than on a standard TV community.
Whereas the duo warned that followers shouldn’t count on them to collaborate musically through the ceremony, Parton — who was inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Corridor of Fame in November 2022 — revealed that she would premiere the lead single from her upcoming rock album on the present.
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