Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks To Co-Host The 2023 ACM Awards
Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks will host the 58th ACM Awards. The Academy of Country Music Awards will take place on Thursday, May 11, at 8 p.m. ET. The show will stream on Prime Video from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.
This marks the first time Brooks will take the stage to host an awards show. It’s the second consecutive year that Parton will host the show and follows her recent induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Dolly said, “I am thrilled to return to host the ACM Awards, this time with my friend Garth. 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 addition to getting to see all this great new talent in country music, I am excited to have the chance to premiere the lead single from my upcoming rock album on the show!”
Brooks said, “Anyone with Dolly Parton makes a fantastic couple.”
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ACM CEO Damon Whiteside said, “The ACM Awards is the world’s biggest and most groundbreaking country music awards show. And the only one to stream live across the globe thanks to our partners at Prime Video. So there is no host pairing more appropriate than music’s most iconic global superstars, Dolly Parton, and Garth Brooks.”
He added, “We couldn’t be more excited to bring this legendary pair together for the first time ever to the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters.”
Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon, also made a statement. She said, “We are elated to have beloved icon Dolly Parton return to co-host the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards. As well as the legendary Garth Brooks. As we bring back the Emmy-nominated Academy of Country Music Awards to our global audience, we are thrilled to continue to showcase the power of Amazon to create what will be an unforgettable night of live entertainment experiences with Dolly and Garth at the helm of ‘Country Music’s Party of the Year.'”