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Toby Keith, Hank Williams Jr., Alison Krauss, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Lee Ann Womack & Jack Ingram Added to Kris Kristofferson Concert

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Music stars Toby Keith, Hank Williams Jr., Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Lee Ann Womack and Jack Ingram have been added to the all-star lineup at The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson on Wednesday, March 16, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The all-star concert event taping pays tribute to the legendary singer-songwriter and actor.

The new additions to the lineup join previously announced performing artists Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Ryan Bingham, Rosanne Cash, Eric Church, Emmylou Harris, Jamey Johnson, Willie Nelson, Darius Rucker, Trisha Yearwood and Kris Kristofferson. Kristofferson will perform with select music stars throughout the night creating extraordinary musical moments. Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

A new block of tickets in all price ranges, starting at $75, are on sale at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster locations and at the Bridgestone Arena box office. Citi is the official credit card of The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson.

Kristofferson, a Country Music Hall of Fame member, is considered a true poet who helped modernize the genre with songs such as “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Lovin’ Her Was Easier.” These are the songs of heartbreak and despair, of love and loss, of yearning and hope. These are the songs so honest that we adopted them as our own. They are the songs of a life led unlike any other: An All-American athlete, Golden Gloves boxer, Army Ranger, helicopter pilot, singer-songwriter, social activist, humanitarian and movie star.

Keith Wortman is creator and executive producer of the show. Grammy Award-winner Don Was will serve as music director and will lead an all-star band backing the performers at this incomparable concert event taping. The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson will be filmed and recorded for multi-platform distribution throughout traditional media (worldwide broadcast, music and digital).

“Kris and his songs mean everything to music artists and fans alike. They have inspired us to remain true to ourselves in every possible way. The addition of these incredible artists to this lineup is a testament to that,” Wortman said. “This is an experience everyone will want to be a part of.”

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Kris Kristofferson To Be Honored At All-Star Concert Event of a Lifetime

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On Wednesday, March 16, an extraordinary collection of music stars will come together at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., for the all-star concert event taping of a lifetime, The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson.

This one night-only concert event taping, produced by Blackbird Presents, will bring together fans, friends and music icons to honor the songs of Grammy Award and Golden Globe Award- winning singer-songwriter and actor Kris Kristofferson. The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson will feature performances by: Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Ryan Bingham, Rosanne Cash, Eric Church, Emmylou Harris, Jamey Johnson, Willie Nelson,  Darius Rucker and Trisha Yearwood and special performances by: Kris Kristofferson. Additional performers to be announced in the coming weeks.

Kristofferson, a Country Music Hall of Fame member, is considered a true poet who helped modernize the genre with songs like, “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” “Me and Bobby McGee,” and “Lovin’ Her Was Easier”. These are the songs of heartbreak and despair, of love and loss, of yearning and hope. These are the songs so honest that we adopted them as our own. They are the songs of a life led unlike any other: An All-American athlete, Golden Gloves boxer, Army Ranger, helicopter pilot, singer-songwriter, social activist, humanitarian and movie star.

Tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10:00 am CT on Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-745-3000, and at all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena box office. Citi is the official credit card of The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass Program beginning Friday, Jan. 22 at 10am CT. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com

Keith Wortman is the creator and executive producer of the show. Grammy Award-winner Don Was will serve as music director and will lead an all-star band backing the performers at this incomparable concert event taping. Was has produced several of Kristofferson’s albums including, A Moment Forever, This Old Road, Closer to the Bone and Feeling Mortal. The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson will be filmed and recorded for multi-platform distribution throughout traditional media (worldwide broadcast, music, and digital).

“Few musicians have had as profound an impact on music as Kris Kristofferson,” Wortman said. “It’s only fitting that we celebrate his artistry just blocks from where the legend was born with both his friends and contemporaries and those who are continuing his legacy with raw, honest songwriting of their own.”

“A major reason for Kris’ enduring popularity is that he’s always been very honest and open about revealing his inner life,” says producer Don Was, who has worked with Kristofferson for more than 20 years. “In doing that he has created an incredible body of work that has resonated for decades with millions of listeners. It’s always a deeply moving experience to sing and play his songs.”

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National Music Council Set to Honor Kris Kristofferson, Charlie Pride & Jim Lauderdale

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The National Music Council will continue its 75th Anniversary Celebrations by bringing its Annual American Eagle Awards presentation to Nashville, Tennessee, for the very first time on July 11th. The highly prestigious Eagle Awards are presented each year in national celebration of an individual’s or an organization’s long term contribution to America’s musical culture and heritage. This year, music legends Kris Kristofferson, Charley Pride and Jim Lauderdale will be honored, along with music management icon Jim Halsey and country music producer/director Sherman Halsey. A special award will be presented to the Nashville Mayor’s Office, Metro Nashville Public Schools, and Country Music Association & Country Music Foundation, for the creation and support of the Music Makes Us arts education initiative.

Dr. David Sanders, director of the National Music Council, notes that the individual recipients are being honored “not just for the incredible gifts they have given generations of music lovers throughout the world with their creative output, but also for their dedication to encouraging young musicians and potential musicians through their great support and commitment to music education.”

Past American Eagle Award recipients include Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Clive Davis, Van Cliburn, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Morton Gould, Dave Brubeck, Marian Anderson, Max Roach, Lena Horne, Roy Clark, Elliott Carter, The Oak Ridge Boys, Roberta Peters, Odetta, Leonard Slatkin, Stephen Sondheim, Sesame Street, Hard Rock Cafe and VH1 Save the Music Foundation. This year’s event in Nashville will mark the 32nd year of formal presentations of the Awards.

The event will also feature the New York Emmy award winning animation created by the NMC and the Music Publishers Association of the United States, as part of a primary school lesson plan that encourages kids to think about the ramifications of taking other people’s creative works without permission. Sanders frames the animated piece as “part of a world-wide effort by creators to change the narrative in terms of fostering an understanding that the online protection of creative works enhances freedom of speech and the marketplace of ideas, rather than encroaching on them.“

The National Music Council is celebrating its 75th year as a forum for the free discussion of this country’s national music affairs and challenges. Founded in 1940 to act as a clearinghouse for the joint opinion and decision of its members and to work to strengthen the importance of music in our life and culture, the Council’s initial membership of 13 has grown to almost 50 national music organizations, encompassing every important form of professional and commercial musical activity.

Through the cooperative work of its member organizations, the National Music Council promotes and supports music and music education as an integral part of the curricula in the schools of our nation, and in the lives of its citizens. The Council provides for the exchange of information and coordination of efforts among its member organizations and speaks with one voice for the music community whenever an authoritative expression of opinion is desirable.

Presentations and panel are both open to the public and admission to the panel is free with a NAMM visitor’s day badge for $10. Proceeds from the luncheon event will benefit the NAMC Music Education and Creator’s Rights Advocacy Programs with tickets priced at $150. For more information, visit www.musiccouncil.org.

Kris Kristofferson Covers Tom Petty’s ‘Won’t Back Down’

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Check out music legend Kris Kristofferson recording Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down’ for HISTORY’S 10-hour event series TEXAS RISING which premieres Monday, May 25 at 9 PM ET/PT.

HISTORY’s event series TEXAS RISING will premiere over five nights beginning Memorial Day 2015. The series, which was expanded to 10-hours, details the Texas Revolution and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers. The series will premiere:

Monday, May 25 at 9PM ET/PT
Tuesday, May 26 at 9PM ET/PT
Monday, June 1 at 9PM ET/PT
Monday, June 8 at 9PM ET/PT
Monday, June 15 at 9PM ET/PT

The Alamo was not the end of the story, it was only the beginning, and TEXAS RISING details what followed in the fight for an independent Texas. In 1836, west of the Mississippi was considered the Wild West and the Texas frontier was viewed as hell on earth. With colliding cultures all fighting for stakes to this territory, no one was safe. But this was a time of bravery, a time to die for what you believed in and a time to stand tall against the fierce Mexican General Santa Anna and his forces. General Sam Houston, the rag tag Rangers and the legendary “Yellow Rose of Texas,” lead this story of the human will to fight for independence despite nearly insurmountable odds and to claim a piece of history for all eternity.

Two-time Oscar-nominated director Roland Joffé (THE KILLING FIELDS, THE MISSION) directs TEXAS RISING with an all-star cast including: Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olivier Martinez, Thomas Jane, Christopher McDonald, Jeremy Davies, Chad Michael Murray, Max Thieriot, Robert Knepper, Rhys Coiro, Crispin Glover, Jeff Fahey, Rob Morrow, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Trevor Donovan and Kris Kristofferson.

In addition to the star-studded cast, the TEXAS RISING soundtrack album will feature new music from legendary performers including the title song, “Take Me To Texas,” performed by George Strait and written by Brandy Clark, as well as Kris Kristofferson’s remake of the Tom Petty classic “Won’t Back Down” and new tracks from Jose Feliciano.

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