Dolly Parton lands top country honor.
Mass Appeal Wire Reports
LAS VEGAS — Country icon Dolly Parton will team up with pop star Katy Perry, 31, to sing a duet at next month’s Academy of Country Music Awards, where Dolly will receive the Tex Ritter Award for her recent NBC movie “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” — a film based on the true story of the living legend and her remarkable upbringing as a courageous 9-year-old girl from Tennessee. The biopic also takes viewers inside the tight-knit Parton family as they struggle to overcome a devastating tragedy while realizing the healing power of love, faith and a raggedy patchwork coat that helped make Dolly the person she is today.
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The Tex Ritter Award is given annually to a major film that features country music. Previous winners include “O Brother, Where Art Thou,” ”Walk the Line” and “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” which Dolly, 70, starred in alongside Burt Reynolds in 1982.
The 51st annual CMAs will air live April 3rd on CBS from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.