Dolly Parton And Katy Perry To Perform Unforgettable Duet At 2016 ACMs

The Academy Of Country Music to honor Parton with Tex Ritter Award on Sunday, Apr. 3
Posted on Mar 21, 2016 | 04:35pm
Dig out your sequin jackets, grab your hairspray, and get ready for musical magic because the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards just got a whole lot blonder!

This is a big year for the oh-so-talented Dolly Parton. Not only did the "Jolene" singer announce she's going back on tour, but the ACMs is set to honor Parton with the Tex Ritter Award for her TV movie Dolly Parton's Coat Of Many Colors, which also stars  The Young and the Restless' own Alvyia Alyn Lind.

The film, which is based on Parton's own childhood, was first broadcast in 2015 and tells the story of how her family used the power of love to triumph over loss and poverty.


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But, that's just the start of the big news for the Queen of Country. To celebrate the prestigious honor, pop superstar and long-time Parton fan, Katy Perry, will join the 10-time ACM Award winner on stage for an unforgettable duet live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3 at 8/7c.

The performance will mark the first time Perry and Parton will take the stage together in front of a live audience—and it's sure to cause fireworks

These no-nonsense female superstars join a long list of incredible artists slated to perform at Country Music's Party Of The Year®, including Brett Eldredge, Cassadee Pope, Chris Young, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, and ACM co-hosts Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan

Stay tuned for even more announcements for the 51st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3 at 8/7c. The event can also be streamed on CBS.com and CBS All Access.