This just in, Country Legend Dolly Parton and Pop Superstar Katy Perry are joining forces to perform on the 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS! This will be a first time performance together for these two and the first time Perry will be performing at the ACM Awards.
Parton shared the news on social media:
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) March 21, 2016
Parton will be honored with the Tex Ritter Award for her television movie, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors. This award is given to a movie released and/or receiving major exposure during the preceding calendar year, featuring or utilizing country music.
In a video message, Parton shares Perry might be presenting the Tex Ritter Award to her and then they are going to be singing “some things” together. Just to clarify, those were her words, that’s not actually the title of any of their songs. 🙂
Perry was super excited to share the news and it will no doubt increase the views for the ACM Awards.
🙏🏼 MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED🙏🏼 I shall remember though that I am but one sequin on this living legend’s costume! https://t.co/4XY42M3ked
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) March 21, 2016
Parton and Perry join previously announced performers, including Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Chris Young with Cassadee Pope and Florida Georgia Line. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.
The ACMs air on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.