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Honoring some of the biggest names in country music, the Academy of Country Music hosted the 11th annual ACM Honors ceremony at the iconic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
The many honorees who were recognized for their influential presence in country music included Eric Church, Kelsea Ballerini, George Strait, and many more. However, while she may not have been honored for her impressive career in music, Dolly Parton received one of the most special awards of the night.
Paisley’s performance of Parton’s hit was nothing shy of perfection, pouring his heart into his tender rendition of the classic country song.
Following his performance, Paisley presented the country icon with the Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award for her philanthropic efforts following the devastating Tennessee mountain wildfires.
“My Tennessee Mountain Home” was released by Parton in 1973 off her concept album dedicated to her upbringing in rural Tennessee.
You can see Paisley’s performance below.
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