1. Kris Kristofferson's 10 Best Songs: Critic's Picks

    September 06, 2017 11:48 AM EDT There are few entertainers who have left such an imprint on this world as Kris Kristofferson . Whether it be as a songwriter, a recording artist, or as an actor, he has scaled the highest plateaus of the industry – earning a spot in the Country Music Hall of Fame in the process. In taking a…

  2. Lou Reed's 'Sweet Jane': Hear Unreleased Live Version at NYC's Bottom Line

    August 17, 2017 10:44 AM EDT New York's Bottom Line was something of a home away from home for the late Lou Reed. So it's appropriate that Reed's first posthumous release is Lou Reed and Kris Kristofferson: In Their Own Words with Vin Scelsa.  Out Sept. 15, the set includes a live rendition of the Velvet…

  3. Bradley Cooper Crashes Kris Kristofferson's Glastonbury Set to Shoot 'A Star Is Born' Scenes

    June 23, 2017 8:05 PM EDT The country singer starred in a starred in a 1976 version of the film alongside Barbra Streisand. Bradley Cooper surprised fans at Glastonbury on Friday (June 23) by shooting scenes from his upcoming film A Star Is Born at the U.K. festival.  Cooper is directing and starring in the film…

  4. Johnny Cash Fest Concert Being Held Near His Boyhood Home

    February 15, 2017 6:53 PM EST The concert will feature Cash's oldest daughter, Rosanne Cash, and Kris Kristofferson. A concert to close out the first Johnny Cash Heritage Festival will take place in an Arkansas field where the music legend picked cotton as a youth. The Jonesboro Sun  reports that the October concert…

  5. Stephen Dorff Embodies Title Character in 'Wheeler,' His Ode to a City and Genre That Embraced His Dad and Late Brother

    February 02, 2017 12:26 PM EST Disguised beneath prosthetics, makeup and a wig that collectively took more than three hours to apply daily, Hollywood actor  Stephen Dorff  came to Nashville in February 2015 to make a film about an aspiring country music star. Shot in just two weeks, the movie,  Wheeler , employs only three…

  6. From Johnny Cash to Taylor Swift, The Stars' Most Memorable CMA Moments Across the Decades

    October 28, 2016 2:40 PM EDT On October 20, 1967, Bobbie Gentry -- fresh off of her career-defining smash “Ode To Billy Joe" -- joined fellow hitmaker Sonny James on stage at Nashville Municipal Auditorium to host the first Country Music Association Awards Banquet and Show. They presented 10 trophies in the non…

  7. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame to Honor the 'Timeless' Work of the Late Townes Van Zandt

    October 07, 2016 11:44 AM EDT This Sunday, his peers will honor the late, legendary Texas songwriter. "Townes Van Zandt ranks alongside Kris Kristofferson and Bob Dylan,” says Grammy-winning country artist Rodney Crowell of the late singer-songwriter. “He inspired so many songwriters to shoot for something that’s…

  8. The Story Behind New Country Music Hall Of Famer Fred Foster

    October 06, 2016 1:42 PM EDT The producer and record exec was key in the careers of Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton and Kris Kristofferson. After the Country Music Hall of Fame announced its 2016 class, the two artists among the 2016 inductees — Randy Travis and Charlie Daniels — received the most press. The other, Fred Foster…

  9. Trisha Yearwood Names Her Top 5 Country Heartbreak Songs of All Time

    July 29, 2016 11:53 AM EDT Who knows a great country song better than Trisha Yearwood ? “She’s in Love With the Boy” kicked off her career in 1991 by making her the first female vocalist since Connie Smith in 1964 (“Once A Day”) to top the chart with her debut single. Since then, Yearwood has added to laurels such…

  10. 'Humble And Kind' Writer Lori McKenna Targets Life, Love With 'The Rifle'

    July 28, 2016 9:12 AM EDT Her Little Big Town hit 'Girl Crush' was a song of the year winner in 2015. When the Country Music Association (CMA) solicited first-round submissions in July for its 50th annual awards, it seemed a no-brainer that “Humble and Kind,” a Tim McGraw single that offers a cultural primer…

  11. Lady Antebellum, Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker Among All-Star Cast for Kris Kristofferson Tribute

    March 17, 2016 2:26 AM EDT The rich and varied musical legacy of Kris Kristofferson was on full display Wednesday night at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Many artists from different eras gathered together for a special show titled The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson. According to creator and executive producer…

  12. Kris Kristofferson Tribute Concert to Include Willie Nelson, Lady Antebellum & More

    January 20, 2016 3:16 PM EST Country music Hall of Famer Kris Kristofferson will be honored at a special tribute concert in Nashville, Tennessee, featuring performances by Willie Nelson, Rosanne Cash, Eric Church and Lady Antebellum. The singer-songwriter will also perform at “The Life and Songs of Kris Kristofferson,”…

  13. Johnny Cash's 'Sunday Morning' Dawns Again In Modern Country

    October 05, 2015 8:16 PM EDT Keith Urban, Eric Church & Michael Ray reference Kristofferson song in 2015 singles. A dozen years after Johnny Cash ’s death, he has become something of a mythical figure. Heidi Newfield ’s “Johnny and June,” Jason Aldean ’s “Johnny Cash,” George Strait ’s album cut “House of Cash” and…

  14. National Music Council Honors Kris Kristofferson, Charley Pride and Jim Lauderdale

    July 12, 2015 10:29 PM EDT The National Music Council is honoring the life-long musical contributions of Kris Kristofferson , Charley Pride and Jim Lauderdale . The trio was honored on Saturday at the 32nd Annual American Eagle Awards during a Nashville trade show gathering of the National Association of Music…

  15. Ian McLagan Remembered at Austin Music Awards

    March 19, 2015 4:40 AM EDT There were lots of winners at the 33rd annual Austin Music Awards on Wednesday night. But it was a loss that resonated most deeply during the ceremony. Ian McLagan , the former Small Faces and Faces keyboardist and an adopted Texan who died on Dec. 3 at the age of 69, was celebrated with an…

  16. Kris Kristofferson to Play Andrew Jackson in History Miniseries

    May 30, 2014 5:44 PM EDT History's "Texas Rising" has cast its president. Singer-actor Kris Kristofferson has been tapped to play President Andrew Jackson in the eight-hour miniseries, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The event series, from A+E Studios and ITV Studios America and produced by…

  17. Kris Kristofferson, Beatles Honored at Special Merit Awards Ceremony

    January 26, 2014 1:19 PM EST The unofficial theme for the Recording Academy's laughter-filled Special Merit Awards ceremony could easily have been old friends. When Ringo Starr and Kris Kristofferson ran into each other on the red carpet Saturday, they bear-hugged it out. "I'm just going to hug you first,…

  18. Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare & Jack Clement Inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame

    October 28, 2013 9:23 AM EDT It was among the last words he spoke during his remarks last night at the 2013 Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony, but Kenny Rogers might have summed up the lasting power of being inducted into the exclusive club. As he was talking about the pride he took in sharing the moment…

  19. Ray Price is Battling Pancreatic Cancer

    November 06, 2012 6:36 PM EST Ray Price , a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, has announced he is battling pancreatic cancer. The singer told the San Antonio Express that he has been fighting the disease for six months, undergoing chemotherapy. He confirmed that the tumor has not grown, and is optimistic for a…

  20. Johnny Cash Music Festival Aims to Restore Icon's Boyhood Home

    September 14, 2012 5:35 PM EDT The Johnny Cash Music Festival hits Jonesboro, Arkansas on Friday, October 5. With a lineup of Rosanne Cash, Willie Nelson, Dierks Bentley , and the Civil Wars, executive producer Bill Carter tells Billboard that assembling talent for the festival, hosted by Arkansas State University, has…

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