Katy Perry is a big Dolly Parton fan — she even visited Dolly’s theme park, Dollywood, in 2014. Now Dolly and the pop superstar will team up for a special duet at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards.
It’s not clear what song the two women will perform, but Dolly will be given a special honor at the ceremony, in recognition of the great ratings her autobiographical TV movie, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, scored when it aired last year. The honor, called the Tex Ritter Award, was established to recognize popular movies that either use or features country music. Past winners include Walk the Line, Crazy Heart, Sweet Dreams, O Brother, Where Art Thou and Dolly’s own The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini, Eric Church, Kenny Chesney, Sam Hunt, Tim McGraw, Brett Eldredge, Jason Aldean, Cam and more will perform on the ACM Awards, which air live from Las Vegas April 3 on CBS. Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan will co-host the show and perform as well.
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