Singer becomes the first country artist to score the honor since Vince Gill in 2012
From architects of the genre like Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers to game-changers Garth Brooks and Shania Twain
Collaborations between Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood, and Lady Antebellum and Earth, Wind & Fire, also announced for June 7th show
Underwood will be inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, while Strait is named Texas State Musician
Country superstar leads 20,000 Blockheads in 'Happy Birthday' surprise during show that also featured Big & Rich
Stanley Cup playoff fever grips Music City, with country stars donning Preds jerseys to perform the "Star Spangled Banner"
Bryan's Huntin', Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day Tour kickoff in Nashville included a duet on 2014 hit
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Singer, whose husband plays for the Nashville Predators, delivered a rousing version of the national anthem in Music City
Urban and duet partner Carrie Underwood are absent in the clip, which puts the focus on two mesmerizing dancers
From Entertainer of the Year to the Academy's pick for best album
Country powerhouses anchor a collaboration-heavy telecast that also features Cole Swindell and Dierks Bentley, and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards air April 2nd on CBS
Performers join forces for collaborative track from Urban's Grammy-nominated 'Ripcord'
Urban shreds, while Underwood struts through a neon-bright performance of the 'Ripcord' artist's new single