Kris Kristofferson has been named the recipient of the CMA's 2019 Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. Previous winners of the award include Willie Nelson (2012), Kenny Rogers (2013), Johnny Cash (2015), and Dolly Parton (2016).
“Kris is a living legend whose impact on our genre has been monumental,” Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer, shares. “He is the definition of an icon and someone our community holds with such high regard. … Though he won’t be joining us at the CMA Awards, I hope our tribute performance brings a big smile to his face.”
As for that tribute, Dierks Bentley will be joined by Sheryl Crow, Chris Janson and John Osborne for a performance of Kris’ classic “Me and Bobby McGee.”
The 53rd Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire, will air November 13th on ABC, live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.