Garth Previews The ACMs

| May 7, 2023

Garth Brooks & Dolly Parton will co-host this week’s ACM Awards on Amazon Prime. Garth co-hosted Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton this past weekend. He didn’t say much about what he’s doing, but he talked a lot about Dolly! Listen to the unedited conversation below.

Garth explained to Lon why this is the first time he’s co-hosted an awards show: “It’s not what I do. But my partner is Amazon, they reached out and asked.  I said there’s no way I can do it. They said Dolly’s hosting, and I said, ‘I’m in!.’  Any chance to stand next to that woman is awesome.”

Lon asked Garth what we can expect from him & Dolly: “My thing is we have Dolly Parton, She represents class, talent, timelessness. Let’s follow those leads. Maybe less on the talk, less yak-yak jokes, and more about the artists. Wait til you see her entrance. It’s fabulous. She’s also got her big surprise during the show too.”

What can you say about her entrance? “She won’t be alone. I’ll put it that way.  I don’t even know if it’s someone.  We had to take a joke out.  She said, ‘People talk about the two biggest stars in country music. Before this, *I* was the two biggest stars in country music!”

Lon asked if Garth had anything to do with the show being free with no subscription: “It goes back to my Central Park concert.  I told HBO the only reason I’d do it was if they opened it up to everyone. To me it makes sense.  They’ll increase eyeballs, and I hope it pays off for them.

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