"The Gambler" singer is the Lifetime Achievement recipient, while Kristofferson is acknowledged for his work in multimedia
From Kacey Musgraves and Willie Nelson's whimsy to Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's warmth
Retiring country legend announces final run of 35 years of holiday tours
See a clip from the 1989 TV special, 'Kenny, Dolly and Willie: Something Inside So Strong'
Rogers' 1986 song "You're My Love" was penned by the late legend under the pseudonym "Joey Coco"
Music icon will circle the globe one final time on 'The Gambler's Last Deal'
Late Beatles producer oversaw Rogers' 1985 'The Heart of the Matter' album
This week in 1978, "The Gambler" began a three-week run at Number One on the country charts
Country Music Hall of Fame member performs "I'll Be Home for Christmas" on 'The Tonight Show'
CMT will present "The Gambler" with a special achievement award at its 'Artists of the Year' ceremony in December
Breakout star and country icon will be recognized during annual celebration of country music's biggest success stories
In the wake of his retirement announcement, the icon makes big plans with photography, interior design and (possibly) Pharrell
Country music legend wants to spend more time with family and reveals to Rolling Stone Country he has two books in the works
'Once Again It's Christmas' will coincide with the country icon's Christmas & Hits tour
'Once Again It's Christmas' marks the Country Music Hall of Famer's first holiday album in 17 years