Dolly Parton sends “love and hope to our brothers and sisters in Ukraine”

Dolly Parton paid tribute to the people of the Ukraine while co-hosting the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards in Las Vegas last night (March 7).

The singer asked the audience at the Allegiant Stadium and those watching at home to “pray for peace around this crazy world” in reference to the ongoing war in Ukraine, which broke out last month following an invasion by Russian military forces.

While opening this year’s ACM Awards, Parton said: “I don’t want to be political and this is not. I’d rather pass a kidney stone than do that. I want us to send our love and hope to our brothers and sisters in Ukraine.

“Let’s dedicate this whole show to them and pray for peace around this crazy world.”

Our GLOBAL SUPERSTAR is in the house! @DollyParton took a break from her “Run, Rose, Run” release to host the #ACMawards and we’re beyond excited! 🤩

— ACM Awards (@ACMawards) March 8, 2022

Parton has become the latest high-profile musician to speak out about the war in Ukraine. Last week Stevie Wonder shared a video statement in which he said that Ukraine is “in a battle for the soul of the world”.

“As we speak, they’re fighting forces of evil,” he continued. “We have seen what evil has and can do. Doesn’t matter what country or colour. Now, evil threatens the sovereignty of one country and the sanctity of all others. What additional tragedies will it take for us to stop this aggression?”

Elton John said last month that he was “heartbroken” over the “nightmare” that Ukrainian civilians are experiencing, while Miley Cyrus backed calls for “an immediate end to this violence”. Fleetwood Mac‘s Stevie Nicks also shared a statement in which she said “my heart is broken” for the people of Ukraine, while Madonna voiced her support for the nation, which borders Russia, by sharing a fan-made video that was set to a remix of her 2005 song ‘Sorry’.

You can donate here to the Red Cross to help those affected by the conflict, or via a number of other ways through Choose Love.

You can view the original article HERE.

SDCC 2022: Cartoons at Comic-Con | Features
Religion Meets Commodification in Rural China
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Speeds Into Theaters in December 2024
SDCC 2022: When Science Meets Geekdom
Beyonce and Roland Isley re-work Isley Brothers’ hit – Music News
Arctic Monkeys play ‘Potion Approaching’ for first time since 2010
Bring Me The Horizon stars complete triathlon for Ukrainian LGBTQ+ charity – Music News
Bring Me The Horizon members complete triathlon for Ukraine
Motherland: Fort Salem Season 3 Episode 8 Review: Petra’s Favorite Pen
Cobra Kai Season 5 First Look Photos Arrive, Sean Kanan Returns as Mike Barnes
In The Dark Season 4 Episode 9 Review: Center of Gravity
New Details Reveal Where The Walking Dead Daryl Spin-Off Fits in the Universe
3 Surprise NFL Teams To Watch In 2022
Bengals rename home Paycor Stadium after deal
Why Adelaide Doesn’t Have an NRL Team
Things to Know About Sports Betting in Australia
Frank Gore Dragged Naked Woman Across Hallway By Her Hair, Cops Say
Johnny Depp Agreed To A Seven-Figure Contract To Remain The Face Of Dior’s Sauvage Perfume
Kevin Federline interview won’t air in full because some claims are ‘too hurtful,’ says interviewer
Watch Send Help Episode 1 Exclusive Sneak Peek
Old Navy Jean Midi Skirt Editor Review
Daily News: Jacob Elordi Covers GQ, Another Kanye Controversy, The World Loses An Icon
Best Cargo Pants For Women 2022
See Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson’s Best Couple Outfits