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Kelly Clarkson to Honor Music Icon Dolly Parton at 2022 ACM Awards

Grammy-winning singer Kelly Clarkson is set to sing a tribute to music icon Dolly Parton at the 2022 ACM Awards, taking place March 7 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Clarkson broke the news of her performance on the Feb. 23 episode of the syndicated Kelly Clarkson Show, according to Billboard. Taylor Swift will perform “Betty” at the 55th ACM Awards, marking her first performance on a country show in seven years.

For the uninformed, Parton is hosting this year’s ACM Awards with co-hosts Gabby Barrett and Jimmie Allen. This year will mark Clarkson’s fifth performance at the ACM Awards. Her most recent performance was on the 2019 show when she joined Aldean for a medley tied to her Artist of the Decade award.

The year before, she teamed up with McEntire to perform his classic “Does He Love You.” Parton has long been considered country music royalty. In 1978, she became the second female artist (after Loretta Lynn) to win an ACM Award for Entertainer of the Year. In 1999, she was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame. She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001, received Kennedy Center Honors in 2006, received a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 and this year is nominated to join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Previously announced ACM artists include Parton with Kelsea Ballerini, Barrett and Allen, Aldean, Breland, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Jordan Davis, Walker Hayes, Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne, Parmalee and Blanco Brown with Brooke Eden, Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde, Thomas Rhett, Brittney Spencer, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood and Chris Young with Mitchell Tenpenny. The Academy of Country Music Awards will be hosted by Dolly Parton in Las Vegas.

The 57th Academy of Country Music Awards is set to air live on Monday, March 7 at 8:00 p.m. EST/7:00 p.m. CST/5:00 p.m. PST. The two-hour show will make history as the first major awards show to air exclusively live, streaming live on Prime Video in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. -United.

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