The surprise news was presented to Watson during a performance at the Opry, which he first played in the mid-1960s.
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.
The news comes after his performance on the American Idol season finale with winner Laine Hardy.
The video was co-directed by the band's Cameron Duddy, an MTV Video Music Award winner for his work with Bruno Mars.
The vastly experienced guitarist, who played on classic country hits such as 'Stand By Your Man' and 'The Gambler,' tells his own story.
The clip contains images from dozens of his live performances, many at overseas bases that he has visited on his 11 USO Tours.
The itinerary supporting his 'Down The Road Wherever' album will begin in Spain in the spring.
lang will be celebrated for her singular career at this year's 17th annual Americana Honours & Awards ceremony, at the Ryman in Nashville on 12 September 2018.
The UK Americana quartet will make their US debut at three highly prestigious addresses.
Fast-emerging British folk-Americana quartet the Wandering Hearts release their first EP, Burning Bridges, on Decca on 17 November 2017.
Van Morrison is to receive the American Music Association Lifetime Award in September 2017 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium
uDiscover presents audio excerpts from Paul Sexton's interview with Vince Gill, as he explains his decades-long love affair with Nashville.
One of the most familiar landmarks of Nashville's Lower Broadway, the Ernest Tubb Record Shop, has temporarily become the Vince Gill Record Store.
A remarkable array of stars including Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan and Keith Urban performed during CRS 2016 at the famed Ryman Auditorium yesterday (9).