Dolly Parton Has A Huge Announcement About The ACM Awards

It has been a busy few weeks for country legend Dolly Parton. On Feb. 2, 2022, it was announced that she was nominated to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in May 2022, according to NPR


On the same day, it was revealed that the upcoming documentary, "Still Working 9 to 5," based upon the movie "9 to 5," would be premiering at the South by Southwest Film Festival in March, according to Variety. The 1980 movie, which starred Parton, empowered women to take up more space in the American workforce. 

Parton will be making an appearance (or two) in the documentary, which will feature a brand new version of Parton's "9 to 5" song, recorded by Parton and Kelly Clarkson, along with other interviews with the film's stars, like Lily Tomlin, to discuss the legacy of "9 to 5."

Recently, Parton also announced that she would be releasing a new album, "Run, Rose, Run," to accompany a novel of the same name that she wrote with author James Patterson, which is set to be released in March 2022. 


"The album mirrors the story of a young woman who leaves home for Nashville, TN to pursue her music-making dreams and the dark secret from her past that threatens it all," reads an official description of the book, according to NME.

On Feb. 3, it was revealed that Parton will also be taking on another high-profile project in the coming months.

Dolly Parton will be hosting the 2022 Academy of Country Music Awards

It was announced that Dolly Parton will be hosting the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards, set to stream live from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on March 7, 2022.

"We are honored to welcome Dolly Parton back to be the centerpiece of this landmark [show]," Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music, said in a statement, per People. "Dolly is the most iconic and multitalented artist of all time, and we are proud that she is a friend and supporter of the Academy." 


Parton seemed just as excited for her upcoming hosting gig. "Watch for us because we're going to have some fun," she said in her own statement, according to People.

Over the years, Parton has been a fixture at the ACM Awards, hosting once in 2000 and racking up a total of 13 awards, including special honors like the Jim Reeves International Award, the Tex Ritter Film Award, and the Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award, as The Boot reports.

Parton has also won 10 CMA Awards and 11 Grammy Awards, according to Showbiz CheatSheet.