As Dolly Parton and Katy Perry took the stage April 3 at the 51st annual Academy of Country Music Awards, no one quite knew what to expect. What would they sing, what would they say and what would country music fans be talking about the very next day?
Hence, the booty shake.
As the medley of songs such as “9 to 5,” “Jolene” and “Coat of Many Colors” concluded, the two superstars proceeded to do a little booty shaking of their own – a move that Dolly says they talked about during show rehearsals.
“I think everybody thought we were just going to get naked or do some twerking or whatever they call it,” Dolly laughed during a post-show news conference. “She just wanted to sing some of my songs, so she picked the ones she wanted to sing and when we were rehearsing, we did just that (hits her hip) and then it turned out that it would be fun in rehearsal. Tonight it just came back to us. I looked at her, and she looked at me, and we were like ‘shall we?’ So that was cute.”
ACM Awards night also included honoring Dolly with the Tex Ritter Award this year for her hit TV movie, “Coat of Many Colors.”