The single entered the country chart on 23 January 1982 to become the 67th appearance there by one of the genre's true greats.
"It’s hard to imagine topping what we have accomplished together," she said of her 12 years in the role.
'Searching (For Someone Like You)' went on to be one of Kitty's longest-running hits, in a career that was full of them.
The event, hosted by Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, saw Garth Brooks win the showpiece Entertainer of the Year award.
uDiscover Music looks at the history of the 1960s composition by Jerry Ragovoy that continues to reverberate in pop culture.
reDiscover the Merle Haggard album from which title song was recognised by the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1999: his seventh studio LP, ‘Mama Tried.'
Alt-country trio Puss n Boots featuring Norah Jones, Catherine Popper and Sasha Dobson are back with a cover of Dolly Parton’s ‘The Grass Is Blue’.
Of 'For The Girls', the artist said: "I really wanted to pay homage to all the women singers who have influenced me over the years."
A tribute to the famed Nashville institution that's as old as what we call country music itself.
The song is a contemporary take on the traditional Nashville barroom ballad, with powerful lead and harmony vocals, lead guitar and pedal steel.
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.
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.
The star said: “It’s cool to grow my relationship with Bud Light and collaborate on a merch collection with them."
The best Glastonbury performances have not only defined careers, they’ve made musical history. These 30 festival highlights reveal why.
The film features tributes from Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton, Jackson Browne, Don Henley and many others.