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On Monday it was announced that Katy Perry and Dolly Parton will be teaming up to perform together at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards.
Dolly’s TV movie Coat of Many Colors has already been chosen to receive the Tex Ritter award, so the show will definitely be a celebration for the 70-year-old country legend. The film is about Dolly’s childhood, and the prestigious award is given out to films that feature country music and end up getting a lot of mainstream exposure.
Past recipients of the award include Walk the Line, O Brother, Where Art Thou, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas which Dolly actually starred in alongside Burt Reynolds in 1982.
This is the first time that Dolly and Katy will have performed together, and Dolly sounds thrilled to share the stage to sing the film’s title track. Luckily for fans, they might get an added bonus beyond just that.
“We might even merge that and do a little bit of ‘Jolene,’ too. We might kinda do some of both songs, ’cause I’m actually going to do a movie of the week on ‘Jolene,’ as well. Katy’s wanting to do Jolene, too, so, I said, ‘Well, we’ll see what we can do to kinda put the two together.”
Other performers that have already been announced for the night include Cam, Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt, Kenny Chesney, and Chris Stapleton. The 51st annual showing of the awards show will be hosted by Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan, and will air Sunday, April 3 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS. It is being held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.