An already notable lineup for the Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson tribute show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena has grown even more impressive with the addition of several new performers. Joining the March 16th musical salute to the singer-songwriter and actor are Toby Keith, Hank Williams Jr., Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Lee Ann Womack and Jack Ingram.
As the writer behind classic songs like “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down,” “For the Good Times” and “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” Kristofferson’s influence looms large over his peers and the generation of musicians who came after. Previously announced artists to perform at the tribute show include Willie Nelson, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Ryan Bingham, Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Jamey Johnson, Darius Rucker and Trisha Yearwood. Kristofferson will perform with some of the stars during the show, which will be taped for broadcast at a later date.
Grammy award-winning producer Don Was will serve as the show’s musical director, leading an all-star backing band during the performances. There are limited tickets available for the show starting at $75.
Kristofferson’s most recent album was 2013’s Feeling Mortal, a stark dissertation on aging. Williams, meanwhile, recently released his own new record, It’s About Time, featuring his version of “Are You Ready for the Country,” a song made famous by Kristofferson’s Highwaymen partner Waylon Jennings.