CMT & BLACKBIRD PRESENTS CELEBRATE MUSIC & CULTURAL ICON KRIS KRISTOFFERSON IN NEW STAR-STUDDED CONCERT FILM AND RECORDING ‘THE LIFE & SONGS OF KRIS KRISTOFFERSON’ PREMIERING TONIGHT AT 10PM ET/PT FULL LENGTH CONCERT FILM AND AUDIO RECORDINGS ARE AVAILABLE NOW VIA BLACKBIRD PRESENTS RECORDS Blackbird Presents Records and CMT are proud to announce the broadcast premiere and CD/DVD release of The Life & Songs Of Kris Kristofferson. The broadcast, concert film and music release features a collection of legendary singers, songwriters, and rising superstars who came together for a once-in-a-lifetime concert event taping in Nashville, Tennessee at the Bridgestone Arena to celebrate the songs of music icon Kris Kristofferson. CMT will premiere the 90-minute broadcast tonight, October 27 at 10 PM ET/PT, and Blackbird Presents Records will release the full-length concert film as a CD/DVD combo, which is available now at songsofkristofferson.com and pledgemusic.com/projects/songsofkristofferson. The Life & Songs Of Kris Kristofferson features captivating performances, in-depth interviews, and compelling behind-the-scenes footage with Kris Kristofferson, Jessi Alexander, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Ryan Bingham, Rosanne Cash, Eric Church, Jessi Colter, Rodney Crowell, Larry Gatlin, Emmylou Harris, Jack Ingram, Shooter Jennings, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Martina McBride, The Travelin’ McCourys, Reba McEntire, Buddy Miller, Willie Nelson, Jennifer Nettles, Jon Randall, Darius Rucker, Hank Williams Jr. and Lee Ann Womack. Performances include a range of Kristofferson classics, such as “Me And Bobby McGee” (performed by Reba McEntire), “Help Me Make It Through The Night” (Performed by Lady Antebellum), “To Beat The Devil” (Performed by Eric Church), a very special performance of “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down” (performed by Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson), and an all-star grand finale performance of “Why Me”, premiering today at Rolling Stone County rollingstone.com/country and available at all digital outlets. In addition to the CD/DVD release fans can get exclusive merchandise from PledgeMusic (pledgemusic.com/projects/songsofkristofferson) including a limited edition framed gig poster from the night of the show, color photo, and an Epiphone Ltd. Ed. 1963 J-45 guitar, all signed by Kris Kristofferson. Merchandise bundles which include the official concert t-shirt, hat and CD/DVD are available via Blackbird Presents at songsofkristofferson.com. Kristofferson, a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, 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 served as music director alongside country music legend Buddy Cannon. An all-star band that included featured artist and GRAMMY® Award-winner Buddy Miller backed the performers at this incomparable concert event taping. “Few musicians have had as profound an Continue reading Kris Kristofferson in ‘The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson’
Country Music Hall of Fame member Kris Kristofferson will perform an intimate solo acoustic show at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on Saturday September 13, 2014 at 8:00pm as part of the “All for the Hall” concert series. Tickets will go on sale Friday August 15 at 10:00am. Ticket prices are $49.50 and $39.50 plus applicable service charges and will be available via ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, Ryman box office, ryman.com or by calling 800-745-3000. All proceeds will go to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Funds raised through the All For the Hall concerts support the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s preservation efforts, exhibitions and educational programs that teach audiences about the enduring beauty and cultural importance of country music.
Kris Kristofferson Releases His First Collection Of New Material In Four Years. Kris Kristofferson has accomplished many things…he’s been a Golden Gloves boxer, a Rhodes scholar, a college football player, an acclaimed actor, a military officer, a helicopter pilot, a Grammy-winner, a screw-up and an icon. And with all of that under his belt, he keeps on truckin’. Kristofferson will release Feeling Mortal, his first collection of new material in four years on January 29, 2013. “Going back to the beginning, the songs have been reflections of where I was at that point in my life,” he says. “I always try to be as honest as I can in the songwriting, otherwise there’s no point in doing it: I might as well be doing an advertising job or something. And what I’m finding, to my pleasant surprise at this age, is that I’m more inclined to laughter than tears. I hope I’ll feel this creative and this grateful until they throw dirt over me.” He finds himself releasing the third Don Was-produced album in a twilight years trilogy. Feeling Mortal follows 2009’s Closer To The Bone and 2006’s This Old Road in examining hard-won grace. I love Kristofferson’s style and can’t wait for this new collection!
Television Special of Johnny Cash Music Festival Set to Air on Three Networks. The television special, The Johnny Cash Music Festival, that documents the festival of the same name which took place in 2011 is set to air in July on three networks, GAC-TV, PBS and RFD. It is a one hour program that includes segments with John Carter Cash, Roseanne Cash, Kris Kristofferson, George Jones and more. You can catch it July 26th at 7pm(ET) and July 28th at 6pm (ET) on RFD and July 28th at 8pm (ET) and midnight on GAC-TV. If you are hoping to watch via PBS, you will need to check local listings for details! However, if you miss all those air times, there is no reason to fret! You will be able to purchase a DVD/CD set that will be available online and in retail stores on July 31st! The 2nd annual Johnny Cash Music Festival is again taking place in Jonesboro, AR for 2012! Read the complete details.
Kris Kristofferson Donates 6 Concerts In Celebration Of The United Farm Workers 50th Anniversary. In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, the United Farm Workers (UFW) announce Kris Kristofferson & Friends Concert Series June 15-June 22 in cities across California. The concert series will join singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson with renowned Latin artists in the various markets to raise money in advancing the work of the UFW. Joining Kristofferson in donating their respective performances are: Los Lobos, Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, Mariachi Divas, Nydia Rojas with Trio Ellas, and Los Tex-Maniacs featuring Mingo Saldivar. Concert series tickets are on sale now through each venue’s box office. A select number of VIP Artist’s Circle seats will be available. The Artist Circle seats include premium seating within the first eight rows, a limited edition commemorative concert poster, and a meet and greet opportunity with Kris Kristofferson & Friends after the show. The concert series is produced by LatinPointe and Road Work Entertainment and is sponsored by Southwest Airlines. The California Concert Series scheduled concert stops include: Friday, June 15 – San Diego, Spreckels Theatre Saturday, June 16 – Fresno, Warnors Center for the Performing Arts Monday, June 18 – Stockton, The Bob Hope Theatre Tuesday, June 19 – Bakersfield, The Fox Theatre Thursday, June 21 – Oxnard, Oxnard Performing Arts & Convention Center Friday, June 22 – San Jose, San Jose Civic
Kris Kristofferson To Be Honored with Achievement Award The multi-talented artist, actor and songwriter, Kris Kristofferson will be presented with the 2011 Career Achievement Award at the Nashville Film Festival this month. The festival runs from April 14th to April 21st at the Regal Green Hills Cinema and Kris will be presented with the award Friday, April 15th at 8pm. Kris will be receiving the award before the spotlight screening of “Bloodworth“ in which he portrays a musician who is estranged from his family and returns to them after a forty year separation. For more info on the upcoming film festival click here.