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Dolly Parton & Garth Brooks to Host 2023 ACM Awards

Dolly Parton is returning for a second consecutive year as host of the 58th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. This time, she’s bringing a plus-one to help her out...Oklahoma-born country star Garth Brooks.

The May 11 show will stream live on Amazon’s Prime Video from Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas, outside of Dallas. A full rebroadcast of the ceremony and performances will stream the next day for free on Amazon Freevee. While this is round two of Parton hosting the show, this will be Brooks' first time hosting it.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring this legendary pair together for the first time ever as Country Music’s Party of the Year heads to the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters,” Damon Whiteside, ACM CEO and ACM Awards executive producer, said in a statement. “From exclusive superstar performances to unexpected collaborations to the industry’s most exciting emerging talent, fans are in for an unforgettable night that can only be seen on the ACM Awards stage!”

“I am thrilled to return to host the ACM Awards, this time with my friend Garth,” said Parton. “While I’ve had the pleasure of spending time with him throughout the years, I can’t believe we’ve never had the chance to work together.”

In a detailed interview with Billboard, the pair noted fans shouldn’t expect a musical collaboration during the ACM Awards, but Parton, who was officially inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last year, will premiere the lead single from her upcoming rock album on the show.

Both Brooks and Parton are no strangers to the ACM Awards, with Parton earning 13 ACM Awards wins, including Entertainer of the Year in 1977. Brooks has earned 22 ACM Awards, including a record-setting six Entertainer of the Year trophies, in addition to being named ACM artist of the decade for the ‘90s.

The 58th Academy of Country Music Awards is produced by Dick Clark Productions, with Raj Kapoor, Barry Adelman, and Fonda Anita serving as executive producers and Whiteside serving as executive producer for the Academy of Country Music. If you would like to attend the ceremony, a limited number of tickets to this year’s ACM Awards are still available for purchase on SeatGeek.

See Dolly and Garth's ACM Awards promo below.

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Article Image: Dolly Parton at the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year Gala, Garth Brooks in the press room at the Academy Of Country Music Awards in 2009. (Featureflash and s_bukley via DepositPhotos.)

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