Connect
To Top

Katy Perry and Dolly Parton to Duet at ACM Awards

Many of the performers for the upcoming 51st Academy of Country Music Awards have already been announced, but now we can add Katy Perry and Dolly Parton to the list…as a duet!

Advertisement

The night will be a big one for Dolly, as she has been selected to receive the Tex Ritter award for her biographical film Coat of Many Colors. Each year the award is given to a film that has contained country music and reached a wide audience.

Past recipients of the award have gone to films like Coal Miner’s Daughter, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Walk the Line, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, which Dolly actually starred in with Burt Reynolds back in 1982. Dolly’s most recent movie was a made for TV one, but it debuted on NBC to record views.

This will be the first time that Dolly and Katy have sung together, but they’ve already worked out their setlist which will include the title track from the movie.

“She got the big idea, ‘Why don’t we sing ‘Jolene’ together?’ Because she loves that song and since it’s going to be one of the [television] movies I go, ‘Yeah, why not?'” Parton tells Rolling Stone Country. “So I’m going to try to combine ‘Coat of Many Colors’ and ‘Jolene.'”

Dolly has also recently announced that she is releasing a new album called Pure and Simple With Dolly’s Biggest Hits, as well as soon heading out on tour.

Other performers at the ACM Awards will include Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Carrie Underwood, and Chris Stapleton.

The show is being held in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and will air Sunday, April 3, at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

Advertisement

Advertisement


More in News

  • Sophie Turner Quitting Acting

    The Game of Thrones actress has been done filming Season 8 since last summer, and apparently she’s been on a hiatus...

    Katie RosbottomApril 17, 2019
  • Hoda Kotb Adopts Her Second Child

    Following Tuesday morning’s episode of Today, the co-anchor announced via phone that she has adopted a second child, a daughter named...

    Katie RosbottomApril 16, 2019
  • Wendy Williams Files for Divorce

    Yesterday, it was confirmed that the daytime talk show host has officially filed for divorce from her husband of over two...

    Katie RosbottomApril 12, 2019
  • Nipsey Hussle Memorial Service Draws Thousands

    The late rapper’s ‘Celebration of Life’ is taking place at the Staples Center today, and TMZ is live streaming what’s expected...

    Katie RosbottomApril 11, 2019
  • Charles Van Doren Dead at 93

    Charles Van Doren, one of the most infamous TV game show contestants of all time, has passed away.   Advertisement According...

    Katie RosbottomApril 10, 2019
  • Kim Kardashian Taking Bar Exam in 2022

    The reality star has plans to follow in her father Robert Kardashian’s footsteps by becoming an attorney, and she’s aiming to...

    Katie RosbottomApril 10, 2019
×