In 1992, the country music record books were rewritten by a singer and actor from Flatwoods, Kentucky.
Country superstar Keith Urban has won praise for the new song 'Female,' which he is expected to perform at the 2017 CMA Awards ceremony in Nashville.
Plans have been announced for a new Nashville museum and restaurant honouring country giant Merle Haggard, to open in 2018.
Country hero Luke Bryan has his 12th top ten single on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart with 'Light It Up.' See the video here.
The track was released to coincide with Jackson's October 2017 induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Loretta Lynn made a surprise appearance in Nashville, inducting Alan Jackson into the Country Music Hall Of Fame despite her recent stroke
Leroy Van Dyke will appear at the Grand Ole Opry's Opry Country Classics at the Ryman Auditorium on 19 October 2017, 55 years after his Opry induction.
Late Allman Brothers Band frontman Gregg Allman is to be honoured with a series of tribute events coninciding with his final album 'Southern Blood'
The Cadillac Three build a 'Legacy' with their new album, announce a special Nashville show at the Ryman Auditorium and European tour dates.
Kenny Rogers has announced a star-studded final Nashville concert, at the Bridgestone Arena, as part of his farewell tour of 2017
The Grammy Awards are set to return to the Staples Centre in Los Angeles for the 2019 ceremony and will likely stay in the city until 2022
Alison Krauss has announced a major co-headlining US tour for September and October 2017, during which she will be co-headlining with David Gray
Country pop superstar Shania Twain released her new single 'Life's About To Get Good', and announced her new album, 'Now', out on 29 September.
Nashville favourites, The Cadillac Three have announced their highly anticipated new album, Legacy, due out on 25 August via on Big Machine Records.
Van Morrison is to receive the American Music Association Lifetime Award in September 2017 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium
Country Music Legend Loretta Lynn has been hospitalised after suffering a stroke, but is recovering and expected to make a full recovery.