Kelly Clarkson To Tribute Dolly Parton at the 2022 ACM Awards: ‘I Love Her So Much’

Clarkson is no stranger to the ACM Awards stage.


Lauren Jo Black

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February 24, 2022

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Kelly Clarkson; Weiss Eubanks, NBCUniversal, Dolly Parton; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Superstar Kelly Clarkson will appear at the 2022 ACM Awards to deliver a special tribute to the one and only Dolly Parton

The two-time ACM Award winner revealed the news during The Kelly Clarkson Show, telling viewers she was “super stoked” for the performance. She also surprised her in-studio audience with tickets to the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards, taking place on Monday, March 7 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

“I’m sure Dolly and I will have lots to talk about when she’s a guest on the show in a few weeks. I love her so much,” Clarkson gushed. 

Clarkson is no stranger to the ACM Awards. She is a five-time nominee and previously performed at the ACM Awards in 2007, 2013, 2018 and 2019. 

The Texas native will soon join forces with Parton on a new version of “9 to 5.” The new rendition coincides with the announcement of Sill Working 9 to 5, a documentary celebrating the iconic film 9 To 5

Previously announced performers include host Dolly Parton with Kelsea Ballerini, co-hosts Gabby Barrett and Jimmie Allen, Jason Aldean, Breakthrough Artist for Amazon Music, BRELAND (“Praise The Lord”), Kane Brown (“Leave You Alone”), Luke Bryan (“Up”), Eric Church, Jordan Davis (“Buy Dirt,” feat Luke Bryan), Walker Hayes, Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne, Parmalee and Blanco Brown featuring Brooke Eden (“Just The Way”), Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde (“Never Wanted to Be That Girl”), Thomas Rhett, Brittney Spencer, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, and Chris Young (“Raised on Country”) featuring Mitchell Tenpenny (“At the End of a Bar”).

The 57th Academy of Country Music Awards streams live on Prime Video, Monday, March 7 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST/5 p.m. PST. The two-hour show, featuring more than 20 performances, will stream live without commercial interruption from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

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