Garth Brooks Finds It Hard Not To Cry When Talking About Her
Garth Brooks is getting ready next week to host an award show for the first time. He’s co-hosting The ACM Awards, along with country icon Dolly Parton. Brooks recently said when discussing working with Parton, “She’s amazing! It’s hard to even speak about her without just crying just out of thankfulness and gratitude that we have her!”
Dolly recently told Good Morning America about hosting the show with Garth, “I love Garth, we’ve known each other for many years, and we’ve been backstage on shows together. But he’s never hosted a show. I’ve been hosting shows off and off through the years. But this was a big deal for me to get to work with Garth, so we’re looking forward to that. Everybody’s been talking about it, so hopefully, we’ll measure up. And I think we will.”
Brooks is also just a week away from kicking off Garth Brooks/Plus ONE Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace that will extend into 2024. He said on Studio G, “Me…I don’t get excited…just more nervous and more nervous.” Garth then says what makes him so nervous, “The fear of letting people down. It just kills ya.”
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. It’s the second consecutive year that Parton will host the show and follows her recent induction into the Rock and 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.”