Two years ago on March 16, American trio and Grammy-winning group Lady Antebellum got back together to pay tribute and give honor to country legend Kris Kristofferson. In a one-night-only performance, Lady Antebellum, together with Kris Kristofferson, delivered a tasty and melodic take on Kristofferson’s country hit “Help Me Make It Through the Night“. The tribute concert happened in Nashville, Tennessee, and it was jam-packed.
The trio and Kristofferson gave a different spice to this Kristofferson hit. With Kris opening the song and Charles Kelley (of Lady A) joining in and Hillary Scott (of Lady A) singing the chorus, the duet was just spectacular. The voices of these artists were distinct but the fusion and harmony were mesmerizing. They sounded just even better together. Moreover, the performance was irresistibly wonderful that one can watch it over and over again.
Watch the amazing performance rendered by Kris Kristofferson together with Lady Antebellum singing “Help Me Make It Through the Night”:
The Tribute Concert
On March 16, 2016, several country music artists joined forces to honor and give tribute to one influential artist in both country music and outlaw movement, Kris Kristofferson. Among the star-studded concert were Reba McEntire, Alison Krass, Hank Williams Jr., Willie, Nelson, Darius Rucker, and Emmylou Harris. Aside from these great artists, contemporary country music singers also joined them including Lady Antebellum, Eric Church and Jennifer Nettles of the duo, Sugarland. In addition, Kristofferson himself took the stage and sang with some of the named artists.
Keith Wortman, the creator and executive producer of the show, revealed:
“Few musicians have had as profound an impact on music as Kris Kristofferson. 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.”
On the other hand, Adds producer, Don Was, stated:
“A major reason for Kris’ enduring popularity is that he’s always been very honest and open about revealing his inner life. 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.”
The concert concluded with a performance of Kris with the other artists joining him for a singalong of his inspirational hit, “Why Me, Lord“. Indeed, it was a night of celebration of pure talent and voice!