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Divas Unite When Dolly Parton and Katy Perry Team Up at ACM Awards

The country and pop superstars will duet during the show on April 3.

Katy by Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images; Dolly by Curtis Hilbun/AFF

Two of the most celebrated divas in all of music—country’s Dolly Parton and pop’s Katy Perry—will team up for a special duet performance during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards taking place April 3. According to an official statement released Monday (March 21), their collaboration will be Dolly and Katy’s first-ever live performance together. No details have been announced regarding what song(s) the pair will be singing

In addition to performing, Dolly will also be honored during this year’s ACM Awards with the Tex Ritter Award for Coat of Many Colors, the TV movie based on her life and legendary hit song of the same name. The award is presented annually to a movie which featured country music and received major exposure during the previous year. Starring Jennifer Nettles as Dolly’s mother and Alyvia Alyn Lind as a 9-year-old Dolly, the movie aired on NBC to millions of viewers.

Previously announced ACM Awards performers include Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Chris Young with Cassadee Pope and Florida Georgia Line, and more presenters and performers are still expected to be revealed.  

The night’s nominees have already been anounced, and Luke and Dierks are set to co-host the event live from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena April 3 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. 


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