is going country, and Dolly Parton is leading the way!
will perform together at the Academy of Country Music Awards on April 3, dick
clark productions and the ACM announced on Monday.
Dolly will receive the Tex Ritter Award for her TV movie “Dolly Parton’s
Coat of Many Colors,” which aired on NBC in December 2015.
an ACM press release, the Tex Ritter Award celebrates a movie “featuring
or utilizing country music” that was released and/or received “major
exposure” in the preceding calendar year.
“This is a great honor, to be able
to accept something that’s so personal to me like ‘The Coat of Many Colors,’ a
true story from my childhood,” Dolly said.
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ACM winner added that Katy will “probably” present the honor as well
as join her on stage, and also shared the news on Twitter.
be collaborating with the ever amazing and oh so talented @katyperry at this years
@ACMAwards!” Dolly wrote.
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) March 21, 2016
Katy and Dolly’s duet will mark the first time the two have joined musical forces. The California Gurl previously appeared on an episode of “CMT Crossroads” with country darling Kacey Musgraves in 2014.
The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards will air on Sunday, April 3 at 8/7c on CBS.
— Erin Biglow
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