Dolly Parton and Katy Perry will perform a duet at the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards, broadcast live from Las Vegas April 3 on CBS.. In addition, Dolly will be honored with the Tex Ritter Award for her television movie, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors. This award is given to a movie released and/or receiving major exposure during the preceding calendar year, featuring or utilizing country music.
Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors aired on NBC in 2015, inspiring millions of viewers with its story of faith and family. Set in 1955 in the Great Smoky Mountains, the film showcases a poignant time in Parton’s childhood, as her family struggles with loss, grapples with religion, and ultimately triumphs with the healing power of love. Alyvia Alyn Lind stars as the nine-year-old singer who was given a patchwork coat made by her mother, played by Jennifer Nettles. Ricky Schroder portrays Parton’s father, along with Gerald McRaney as her grandfather. The movie was watched by more than 16 million viewers, making it one of the most-watched TV movies of all time. Past recipients of the Tex Ritter Award include Beer For My Horses, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Country Strong, Crazy Heart, O Brother, Where Art Thou, Sweet Dreams and Walk the Line.
Parton and Perry join previously announced performers, including 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.
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