October 3

Kristofferson & Nelson on “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down”

For an exclusive and very memorable musical night at the Bridgestone Arena, country rock star Willie Nelson joined forces with the enigmatic Kris Kristofferson to woo the crowd in a standing ovation-worthy collaboration.

Combining their distinctive musical backgrounds and styles in country music, the two artists made sure theirs was the highlight of the tribute concert for Kristofferson’s life and legacy in the industry. The tribute concert took place in Nashville during the 16th of March in 2016, and this particular footage was among the most powerful performances of the night.

Nelson and Kristofferson complemented each other’s musicality so well, that for a moment the audience felt as though they merged into a single, insanely gifted and masterful musician. In the video, viewers can also see the great chemistry between the two legendary artists. They both fed off of each other’s energy and it translated well throughout the entire duration of their duet.


The once-in-a-lifetime concert was arranged to honor the Life and Songs of Kris Kristofferson. Aside from Willie Nelson, other big-time country singers present during the eventful night who performed Kristofferson’s greatest hits were Eric Church, Reba McEntire, Lady Antebellum, Emmylou Harris, Rosanne Cash, Lee Ann Womack, Buddy Miller, Jennifer Nettles, Jamey Johnson, Dierks Bentley, and Alison Krauss. On the other hand, some of Kristofferson’s classics that were performed during the event include Help Me Make it Through the Night, Me and Bobby McGee, and To Beat the Devil.

Those who were not able to watch the star-studded performance live can relieve the magnificent moment shared by the finest country artists through an upcoming 90-minute-long CD/DVD collection. Titled The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson: All Star Concert Celebration, the compilation will be made available on October 27.

Performances aside, the CD/DVD set will also be featuring behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Kristofferson himself, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Rosanne Cash, Eric Church, Jessi Colter, Jennifer Nettles, Jon Randall, Darius Rocker, Reba McEntire, Jessi Alexander, Buddy Miller, Alison Krauss, and Martina McBride to name a few.


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