Allen, Barrett set to co-host ACMs with Parton
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Allen, Barrett set to co-host ACMs with Parton

Monday, February 7, 2022 – Reigning ACM Award Winners for New Male and New Female Artist of the Year Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett will join Dolly Parton to co-host the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards.

Allen and Barrett also will join on video to unveil select nominations for the ACMs on the @ACMawards Twitter account on Thursday starting at 10:30 a.m. eastern.

Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music said, "The Academy has a long history of highlighting the biggest stars in country music alongside today's rising stars, and this year that will spotlight even further. Reigning ACM New Male Artist of the Year winner Jimmie Allen and reigning ACM New Female Artist of the Year Gabby Barrett will co-host the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards side-by-side with Dolly Parton, pairing two of today's most exciting new artists in the genre with one of the world's most beloved music icons."

The ACMs will stream live without commercial interruption on Prime Video Monday, March 7 at 8 p.m. eastern from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

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