Dolly Parton is getting ready to host the ACM Awards on Monday and she is certainly excited.
"I am real excited. It is always fun to do the shows,” she tells “Entertainment Weekly. “It has been a long time since I have done the ACMs, so I am looking forward to hosting that with my wonderful co-hosts," referring to Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett.
She adds, "We are looking forward to being in Vegas... It's a big night and a big, exiting deal for me and for the fans."
Kelly Clarkson is set to honor Dolly with a tribute performance, and Dolly says it “makes me feel great” that Kelly is the one handling it, noting she “is one of the greatest singers in the world.”
“With her, you know it’s going to be real good. I do love her to death,” she says. “I love her personality. I just love the way she is. I have known her for a long time... so that is going to be special to me, of course."
The 57th Annual ACM Awards airs Monday at 8 pm on Prime Video, live from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
- ONE MORE THING! ACM took to Twitter to reveal some of the peformances fans will be seeing Monday night, sharing, “In honor of our host @DollyParton, we'll be 🎶 working 9 to 5 🎶 today bringing YOU #ACMawards exclusives,” adding, “At the top of every hour, we'll reveal a new song name that will be performed during this year's show.”
- Among the confirmed performances:
- Kelly Clarkson – “I Will Always Love You”
- Thomas Rhett - “Slow Down Summer”
- Brothers Osborne - “Skeletons”
- Maren Morris - “Circles Around This Town”
- Walker Hayes - “Fancy Like” and “AA”
- Brothers Osborne and Brittney Spencer - “These Boots Were Made For Walkin’”
- Gabby Barrett and Jimmie Allen – “Viva Las Vegas” and “Let’s Go To Vegas.”
- Thomas Rhett and Breland – “Praise The Lord.”