Kris Kristofferson to receive Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award

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Kris Kristofferson has one more award to add to his decorated career, the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.

The award is named for Nelson, its first recipient, and other winners include Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers and Johnny Cash.

“Kris is a living legend whose impact on our genre has been monumental,” CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern said. “He is the definition of an icon and someone our community holds with such high regard. I’m thrilled our board selected Kris this year for one of CMA’s highest accolades. Though he won’t be joining us at the CMA Awards, I hope our tribute performance brings a big smile to his face.”

Kristofferson has 30 studio albums and is most famous for his hits ‘Me and Bobby McGee’ and ‘Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down.’ He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2004.

The award and tribute will be presented at the 2019 CMA Awards on Nov. 13.

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