Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued an official proclamation to name July 17 as Bill Anderson Day, as did Nashville Mayor John Cooper.
Pearce also appears on Big Machine's newly-released soundtrack to 'The Ice Road,' covering Kathy Mattea's 'Eighteen Wheels and Dozen Roses.'
The taped concert will feature live performances from the iconic Grand Ole Opry in Nashville in front of a reduced capacity audience.
As Patsy Cline’s most successful musical disciple and dear friend, no person was better suited to record a tribute to the country legend than Loretta Lynn.
Pearce will perform alongside such country names as Mark Wills, Riders in The Sky, and Craig Morgan.
The Nashville star helped changed the fortunes of an impoverished songwriter.
The guitar celebrates Parton's famous '9 To 5' smash and the 95th anniversary of the Grand Ole Opry.
The annual awards show will be broadcast live from Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium, and the Bluebird Cafe on April 18.
The two-hour TV show was hosted from the famous country institution by Blake Shelton and Brad Paisley.
The breakthrough artist played his No.1 hit 'Pretty Heart' and a version of Jerry Lee Lewis’ 'Middle Aged Crazy.'
On January 7, 1967, Pride became the first African-American solo singer to perform on the radio show and live institution that was the Grand Ole Opry.
'Searching (For Someone Like You)' went on to be one of Kitty's longest-running hits, in a career that was full of them.
On November 28, 1964, Willie made a new career breakthrough with the accolade of a debut performance at the Grand Ole Opry.
The Grand Ole Opry member was known for such hits as ‘Small Town Saturday Night’ and ‘Past the Point of Rescue.’
Three years on from 'Walkin' The Floor Over You,' the Texan Troubadour built on his popularity with a new country No.1.