Tribute to Kris Kristofferson out in June
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
– A tribute to Kris Kristofferson, "The Pilgrim: A Celebration of Kris Kristofferson" will be out in June, featuring the likes of Willie Nelson, Rosanne Cash and Shooter Jennings.
The 18-song disc will be out June 27 on American Roots Publishing, the label of Tamara Saviano, a Grammy Aware-winning Nashville publicist.
Harris will sing "The Pilgrim" with Jon Randall and Sam Bush. Actor Russell Crowe will sing "Darby's Castle." Nelson does "The Legend." Jennings will sing "The Silver Tongued Devil & I." Rodney Crowell performs "Come Sundown," while R&B singer Brian McKnight turns in a version of "Me & Bobby McGee." Jessi Colter sings "The Captive," and Cash sings "Loving Him Was Easier."
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