Garth Brooks and Dolly Parton Co-Host ACM Awards, Mutual Fandom


Garth Brooks And Dolly Parton Having friends in host locations: each other as they prepare to run the 58th annual competition Country Music Awards Academy show on thursday evening

Parton did the hosting job. ACM Awards or several CMAs over the years (including acting in last year’s ACMs); Meanwhile, Brooks presents a kudocast for the first time. Regardless of their award show resume, this matchup isn’t your average “win” according to opening hosts. There’s a good argument for Parton to be the biggest female star in the history of her kind, and it’s also good reason to think that Brooks is the country’s biggest male star of all time in the format as she descends from Mount Olympus. To accompany the prom.

“I know what I’m thinking he in those terms,” Brooks said as the two were conducting a joint interview. Variation last week, “and she would probably say that she didn’t think of him in those terms. But I mean you can’t deny Dolly Parton and whoever such a good couple.”

“Well, I think everybody knows we’re bigger stars than we are,” Parton said, “because we look at it like a job and think how lucky we are. I think we’re too humble and grateful for that, and I think that’s one of the reasons we’ve been able to hold out for so long. That’s it. We love music. But I’ve always admired and respected how she not only sings and performs, but also does her job. She’s one of the world’s brightest marketers. And I got some good tips about my own career from her. But really, we both had a great time. “I don’t think he has a head. I have big hair, but he’s not.”

These two admit that they never knew each other until the ACMs brought them together for television broadcast, or rather webcast, as this is the second year in a row that the show has avoided a traditional broadcast partner to go live on Prime worldwide. Video and Amazon’s Twitch channel. (The two-hour, ad-free show begins Thursday at 7 PM ET/6 CT/4 PT.)

On the idea that they’re passing ships, Brooks said, “You sure do. You understand the lives of artists, that we don’t really know each other. But if you think you can only love someone so much and then meet them and spend time with them – I’ll say the same thing for James Taylor – if you think you can love someone more than you already adore. “How can you love too much? But then it happens. It’s been a really fun collaboration.”

“Well, I’ve always admired and loved him too,” said Parton, “so that’s the icing on a really good cake we’re going to have. like icing

Icing will not feature any duets between co-hosts, so no one should hold their breath for more than 120 minutes waiting for it. Parton and Brooks have a more playful explanation than the other as to why they won’t be together on the song.

Brooks said, “I’ll take this. They wanted to do something (with him) from the front and I said, ‘Look man. the The moment of the show for me is when Dolly Parton closes the show with the song from her new rock album.’ And my opinion is that everything it has done before that in terms of performance – that’s just my opinion – is moving away from it. So I want a guess as to when the arguably greatest woman in country music history will come on stage to close the show.”

“Now, do you want to know the real truth?” interrupted Parton. “His wife, Trisha (Yearwood), won’t let me duet with her and I don’t want to kick her ass because I’d have to climb a ladder to do that, but she might well choke me. So I think it’s more than that. But still, she’s such a generous she. He wants me to live my moment. But I don’t think Trisha would allow that, do you think?”

“Oh my God, Trisha,” Brooks said. “The only thing he’d kick was me to be able to sing with you so he could take my place. That would be it.

Parton discussed his trick to close the show. “My rock album is called ‘Rockstar’ and it includes a lot of great artists”—all over 30 artists, as announced in an announcement Tuesday—”but I’m saying this alone. It’s just the state of the world these days and it’s so hard to get close to each other. It’s a song that I feel really inspired to write because we’re getting further and further apart when we should have tried.It’s called ‘World on Fire.’ It talks about all the situations in the world: ‘Liar, liar, the world is on fire, what will you do when everything is on fire? But we still have time to turn everything around. there is.’ I’m not much of a talker, but that doesn’t mean I won’t stay in touch. “Everyone hangs out at this, what do we do when we all fail?” It’s more of an anthem than anything, it’s just about trying to elevate humanity and the world and show some love and some light. Just because of its message, I’m into country music. Normally I wouldn’t do a rock song at ACMs but then my fans in my country have followed me all these years and I felt it was really sweet to show them what I did a little differently, so they’d feel a part of it too.

“It will fit in ACMs because that Dolly goddamn Parton – so it will fit,” Brooks added.

In this year’s nominations where Hardy received the most approval, it is seen that the generation change in the country accelerates and Hardy comes right after. lainey wilson – none of them even on their third album yet. Among the top nominees, Miranda Lambert practically counts as a gray-haired veteran, although she still feels fresh in the eyes of a seasoned fan of Brooks or Parton, or anyone who made a mark in the previous century.

Brooks was particularly pleased with Wilson’s nomination. “What I love about Lainey,” he said, “is that you can understand the influence of the person sitting next to me in Lainey. That’s what I love about country music: you see the gifts passed down from generation to generation. Same with Luke Combs and Cody Johnson… There’s a more traditional spin to country music. looks like, I like it because it’s like rock ‘n’ roll… they didn’t pay attention to their format and now that’s gone. That’s why I always encourage country music to stay intimate and family. So it’s great to see that kind of surrender and now it’s the new generation. carries the torch, and as an older artist, it makes me feel good about the future of country music.

“Oh, I guess so,” said Parton. “And Chris Stapleton… we love him. I love him.”

“It can be the greatest vocalist…” said Brooks.

“She sang a song on my rock album – she sang ‘Night Moves’ with me (Bob Seger’s),” Parton added. “It turned out very well. But we have so many great candidates and artists, and that’s one of the things we both look forward to, meeting new people and watching them and seeing them feel like we have the opportunity to feel it. year.”

At one point, chuckles ensued between the hosts, and Brooks said, “You have to save me, because that’s exactly what’s going to happen on awards night. We will have a scenario. It will never depend on it. Parton said, “Well, I can. But that’ll still be half the fun. I don’t think either of us will stick to any script, do you? This interview was done before the writers’ strike, so we may actually have to keep them on the wing.

Thursday’s live show will be available to everyone to watch on Prime Video, with non-Amazon Prime subscribers getting a free 30-day trial and free to watch on Amazon’s Twitch channel. It will be available for continuous streaming on the Amazon Music app and Amazon Freevee starting Friday at 8 PM ET/5 PT.

Ed Sheeran was announced this week as a non-genre guest star. Other artists include Lambert, Hardy, Wilson, Combs, Johnson, Hardy and Yearwood, as well as Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Brandy Clark, Caylee Hammack, Jo Dee Messina, Ashley McBryde, John Osborne, Pillbox Patti, Carly Pearce, Jelly is included. Roll, Cole Swindell, Keith Urban, War and Covenant, Hailey Whitters and Bailey Zimmerman. The show is broadcast live from a stadium near Dallas, the Ford Center in Star in Frisco, Texas.

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