Awards & Milestones

Dolly Parton Receives Tex Ritter Award, Performs With Katy Perry

Published April 4, 2016 / Last Updated April 18, 2016

Katy Perry presented Dolly Parton with the Tex Ritter Award during the 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®. The duo also performed a medley which included Dolly’s hits “Coat Of Many Colors,” “9 To 5″ and “Jolene.”

Featured photo courtesy of Curtis Hilbun

During the 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®, pop superstar Katy Perry presented Dolly Parton with the Tex Ritter Award for her hit NBC movie, “Dolly Parton’s Coat Of Many Colors.”

Being presented with this award was such a special honor for Dolly because the movie was so near and dear to her. In her acceptance speech, Dolly said,

“I knew Tex Ritter. I loved him, so that makes this award twice as special to me.”

An avid fan of Dolly’s, Katy recently took to social media expressing her excitement about the upcoming performance saying,

“I shall remember though that I am but one sequin on this living legend’s costume!”

The highly anticipated performance was incredible and will definitely be one that will go down in the history books!

All photos courtesy of Curtis Hilbun

Dolly Parton 51st ACM
Dolly Parton - 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS® Red Carpet
Photo courtesy of Curtis Hilbun
Dolly Parton 51st ACM
Katy Perry 51st ACM
Katy Perry - 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS® Red Carpet
Photo courtesy of Curtis Hilbun
Katy Perry 51st ACM

 

Did you know?
Katy Perry asked Dolly to perform with her during Super Bowl 2015, but it didn’t happen due to scheduling conflicts.

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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

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Team Dolly Admin

Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton. Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons Creative Director - Sarah Chapman Senior Editor - Amanda Webb

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