The "Coal Miner's Daughter" icon will be bestowed with the Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award — regarded as the organization's "highest honor" — for the many high-caliber songs she's created that have defined country music, along with building a legacy that's inspired other artists. Strait, meanwhile, will be honored with the President’s Keystone Award for his loyal support of songwriters, as several of his hits have been penned by Nashville-based writers.
Shelton joined Brooks live on Friday night (July 19) at his concert at Albertsons Stadium at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, to perform their new duet, "Dive Bar," live together for the first time, and he tells Entertainment Tonight that Brooks had some good-natured teasing in store for him.
Each composition was handpicked by the singer, and nearly half of the songs on the master set are among his many beloved No. 1 hits such as "You Look So Good in Love," "All My Exes Live in Texas," "Love Without End, Amen" and "Check Yes or No.
The band was scheduled to perform as part of their 50th Anniversary Tour Friday night (Jul. 19) at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa, Ontario, and at the Big Sky Music Festival in Oro-Medonte, Ontario on Saturday (Jul. 20). A social media update from the festival noted, "We just received news from the band Alabama that co-founder & lead vocalist Randy Owen is suffering from severe vertigo & migraines."