Dolly Parton To Host 57th ACM Awards: 'We're Going To Have Some Fun'

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Dolly Parton is set to host the 57th ACM Awards. The awards show announced Thursday morning (February 3) that “It takes a global superstar to host Country Music's Party of the Year, so we got the queen!”

The two-hour “concert event of the year,” hosted at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, is set to livestream commercial-free on Prime Video beginning at 8 p.m. EST on Monday, March 7. The Academy of Country Music confirmed that two co-hosts will join Parton, and will be announced at a later date. Officials plan to announce nominations for the awards next week.

"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 said in a press release shared by the academy.

“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,” said 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.”

On the same day Parton hosts the ACM Awards, she’s set to release her debut novel, Run, Rose, Run, co-authored with best-selling author James Patterson. Her album of the same name will release on March 4. Parton is also gearing up to debut her own cake mixes and frostings with Duncan Hines, and the legendary country artist was listed among first-time nominees for the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction on Wednesday (February 2).