“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,”
The awards are set to air live from Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders, on March 7th, streaming exclusively from Amazon Prime Video.
It’s the first time a major award show has opted to go the streaming route.
Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music weighed in on selecting Dolly to host for the second time:
“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.
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.”
Dolly previously hosted the show in 2000.
It takes a global superstar to host Country Music's Party of the Year, so we got the queen! Announcing @DollyParton as host of the 57th #ACMawards!