The coal miner's daughter was 25 years old when she made her first appearance on the celebrated show and brodcast.
The CMAs will be broadcast on ABC from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on 13 November.
Away from her anthemic hit singles, uDiscover Music offers a selection of the ten best Shania Twain songs that you might not have heard.
Arguably best known as lead guitarist in Adams’ band the Cardinals, Casal also played with The Jayhawks, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood and more.
Running from 3 September to 31 October, it will feature two dozen of the country superstar's wardrobe items, worn on the Opry and at the Ryman Auditorium.
The 1990 landmark turned into a mini-greatest hits album all on its own, showing Brooks' intrinsic feel for songs that appealed to country audiences of all ages.
What connects Patsy Cline, country contemporary Mel Tillis and rock 'n' roller Carl Perkins? So Wrong, the penultimate hit of her lifetime.
Such was his influence in Music City and beyond that Rose was one of the first three inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
The song was written by the group's Grammy-nominated frontman Jaren Johnston and drummer Neil Mason with Josh Dunne.
With her debut album, ‘Ode To Billie Joe’, Bobbie Gentry knocked The Beatles off the top of the charts and made herself a household name.
The song became one of the country queen's signatures and helped make the name of its songwriter, Willie Nelson.
The platinum-selling album contained Bryan's first two No. 1 country hits.
Underwood has co-hosted with Brad Paisley every year since 2008, but will now be joined by McEntire and Parton, as the CMA celebrates legendary female figures of country.
It was not so much 'I Just Called To Say I Love You' as the opposite, on the melodramatic 'As Soon As I Hang Up The Phone.'
After inventing Americana with their sepia-toned first two albums, The Band captured a snapshot of themselves with the personal reflections of Stage Fright.
One of the world’s pre-eminent songwriters, Jimmy Webb can be said to have spearheaded an Americana equivalent of The Great American Songbook.