Keith Urban was presented the Country Music Association's International Artist Achievement award during a Sunday afternoon (Nov. 13) reception at the Australian Consulate General in New York City. Recognizing achievement in contributing to the awareness and development of country music throughout the world, the award was previously given to Dolly Parton, the Dixie Chicks, Reba McEntire, Shania Twain and Trisha Yearwood. In 2005, Urban has expanded his international fan base through tours of Australia, England, Germany and Ireland. ... In related news, Catherine Britt, Cowboy Crush, Jace Everett and Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand will appear Monday (Nov. 14) during the CMA's global markets symposium in New York.