Urban was named Entertainer of the Year at the Las Vegas event, where Rhett won the Male Artist category and there was double success for Musgraves.
Reba McEntire will be hosting the ceremony which will take place on 7 April at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The single entered the country chart on 23 January 1982 to become the 67th appearance there by one of the genre's true greats.
The writer, who also co-wrote 'Crying,' 'Blue Bayou' and other Orbison hits, joined fellow composers as 2018 inductees on 28 October.
Reba McEntire will receive the inaugural Career Maker Award during the 48th annual Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala, on Sunday, 28 October.
Chris Stapleton has no fewer than eight nominations for 2018's 53rd ACM (Academy of Country Music) Awards, which take place on 15 April.
Christmas albums by favourite country artists Reba McEntire, Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker are newly available in the US on vinyl.
Opry City Stage, a new satellite venue of the famous Nashville-based Grand Ole Opry is opening in Times Square, New York City
Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert lead the 2017 Country Music Association Awards nominations and the winners wil be revealed on 8 November 2017
Country superstar George Strait has been named Texas State Musician of 2017, in recognition of his longtime support for the Lone Star State.
uDiscover reviews the London edition of C2C 2017, the Country to Country Festival, with major current country stars, revered heritage acts and new names.
A clip released from the new PBS documentary, Patsy Cline: American Masters reveals Patsy’s life as an ambitious teenager with a willful attitude to match.
Narrated by Rosanne Cash, Patsy Cline: American Masters examines the roots of her cultural impact and how she arrived at a pivotal moment in music history.
Alison Krauss will release the new album Windy City, her first as a solo artist without Union Station for 17 years, on 3 March, 2017 on Decca/Capitol.
Country queen Reba McEntire will release the new gospel album Sing It Now: Songs of Faith and Hope on 3 February, 2017 on Big Machine/Universal.