The Virginian country-rock troubadour had been treading the boards around Nashville for a dozen years when his debut album came out in 1986.
The country superstar and five-times ARIA winner is all set to oversee the proceedings for the 32nd annual awards ceremony.
The much-acclaimed Champions played The Long Road's Honky Tonk Stage on the festival's second day.
Now based in Nashville, the rising Americana singer-songwriter originates in Mississippi, the cradle of the blues.
The Bedford-born artist played the Honky Tonk Stage on the Sunday of this year's inaugural Long Road.
The Decca Records stars celebrated their 'Wild Silence' album's success with a Friday show at the inaugural Long Road.
The release of 'Graffiti U' and two earlier albums means that the country superstar's entire catalogue is now on vinyl.
The series that has spread the word about country music around the world since 2012 gets one more soundtrack album.
These hotly-tipped Southern country blues rockers ripped up the festival's Outlaw Country Stage early on Saturday afternoon
The fast-rising Nashville-based trio also reveal that they’ve already completed a follow-up to 2017’s 'Legacy',
The hit artist and songwriter plays Al Dhafra Air Base in Abu Dhabi before hitting the UK, including a spot on Eric Clapton's Hyde Park bill.
Waymore's Outlaws features five musicians who toured with Jennings and played on many of his biggest hits, plus a lead vocalist whom he mentored.
Little Big Town played hosts at the event and they triumphed in the Group Video Of The Year category for ‘When Someone Stops Loving You’.
Cropper co-wrote some of the most iconic songs of the 20th Century, including ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock of Bay,’ ‘In the Midnight Hour,’ and ‘Green Onions.’
Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, Sam Hunt and Blake Shelton are also slated to take to the stage.
Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes perform at the hallowed venue for the first time.