Yeehaw! On April 3, Katy Perry and Dolly Parton are set to perform a duet at the 51st annual Country Music Awards, they announced on their respective Twitter accounts Tuesday morning. The show will be broadcast on CBS and will also feature performances by country music stars Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood and Kenny Chesney.
In addition to a serenade with Perry, Parton, 70, will be on hand at the awards ceremony to receive the Tex Ritter Award for her 2015 TV movie “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors,” which told the story of Parton’s upbringing and featured young actress Alyvia Alyn Linda, who played a nine year-old Parton.
Perry, 31, has been off the music scene for a bit — her most recent album, “Prism,” was released in 2013. Last week she came out to support the Rodarte sisters at the party for their & Other Stories collaboration.
Parton, godmother to another pop sensation — that would be one Miley Cyrus — hyped the news of her Perry duet over Twitter, writing “Big news coming in 20 minutes!!!” before posting “I’ll be collaborating with the ever amazing and oh so talented @katyperry at this years @ACMAwards!”
It’s safe to say Perry is equally excited, as she retweeted Parton’s sentiment and wrote, “MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. I shall remember though that I am but one sequin on this living legend’s costume,” — with some praying hands emojis thrown in there for good measure. Blessed indeed.