Dolly Parton Will Host 2022 Academy of Country Music Awards

Dolly Parton has more exciting news. It was recently announced she will be the host of the 2022 Academy of Country Music Awards. Here’s everything we know about Parton’s appearance and her future projects.

Dolly Parton and the 2022 Academy of Country Music Awards

Dolly Parton wears a pink outfit during her Today show appearance.
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The 57th Academy of Country Music Awards just got a little brighter. Parton will host the ceremony this March. There will also be two co-hosts announced later this month.

“I am so excited to be hosting the ACM Awards on March 7 from Vegas,” says Parton in a statement. “Watch for us because we’re going to have some fun.”

How to watch the 2022 Academy of Country Music Awards

The 2022 Academy of Country Music Awards will stream on Amazon Prime Video on March 7 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music says it is an honor to have Parton in the hosting role. “We are honored to welcome Dolly Parton back to be the centerpiece of this landmark 57th Academy of Country Music Awards show at Allegiant Stadium,” says Whiteside in a statement. “Dolly is the most iconic and multi-talented artist of all time, and we are proud that she is a friend and supporter of the Academy, a previous host and a 13-time Academy of Country Music Award recipient.”

Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, says Parton is an icon and she has had a lasting impact on not only the music industry but also the world.

“Dolly Parton’s status as a beloved and inspirational icon is a testament to her ongoing impact as an artist, philanthropist, and human being,” says Salke in a statement. “As we bring the Academy of Country Music Awards to our Prime Video customers worldwide for the first time, we are thrilled to showcase the power of Amazon in creating these impactful global entertainment moments with an icon like Dolly as host, as well as exciting performances and collaborations in what is sure to be the most fan-centric event of the year.”

What’s next for Dolly Parton

Parton will release her album Run, Rose, Run on March 4. She already released a song from the album, titled “Big Dreams and Faded Jeans.” Parton’s new book, also titled Run, Rose, Run will be out on March 7. She wrote the book alongside author James Patterson. In addition, Parton partnered with Duncan Hines on a line of limited edition cake mixes and frostings.

“I have always loved to cook and, growing up in the South, I especially love that authentic Mom and Pop kind of cooking,” says Parton in a statement. “I am excited to launch my own line of cake mixes and frostings with Duncan Hines, bringing that sweet, Southern-style baking experience I enjoy to others.”

One thing you won’t see is Parton as a judge on a competition show. In her book Dream More, Parton says she prefers to turn down offers to judge competitions because she can’t bring herself to tell one person that they’re better than someone else.

Parton says she has received “hundreds” of offers to judge songwriting, beauty pageants, television shows, drag queen shows, and even dog shows. However, she doesn’t want to tell someone that “they are not as good as someone else.”

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