Dolly Parton, Katy Perry Performing Together on ACM Awards

Parton Says, "I Think She's an Amazing Artist"

Two of the most colorful women in country and pop music — Dolly Parton and Katy Perry — will be performing for the first time ever at the 51st annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.

Parton, a 10-time ACM winner, will also be presented the Tex Ritter Award for her made-for-TV movie, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors. The award honors a movie during the preceding calendar year that featured country music.

Parton and Perry have never met, but the Country Music Hall of Fame member is a fan.

“I think she’s a gifted girl,” Parton recently told CMT’s Cody Alan. “I think she’s very, very talented. I don’t know her yet. I’m hoping to get to know her. … I think she’s an amazing artist and a beautiful girl.”

Other performers on the ACM Awards include Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line and Chris Young with Cassadee Pope.

Bryan and Bentley will host the ACM Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. CBS will air the show live April 3 at 8 p.m. ET.