Keith, Hank Jr. added to Kristofferson tribute
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
– Toby Keith, Hank Williams Jr., Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Lee Ann Womack and Jack Ingram were added to The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson tribute on, March 16, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, it was announced today.
The new additions to the lineup join previously announced performing artists Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Ryan Bingham, Rosanne Cash, Eric Church, Emmylou Harris, Jamey Johnson, Willie Nelson, Darius Rucker, Trisha Yearwood and Kris Kristofferson. Kristofferson will perform throughout the night. Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.
Don Was will serve as music director and will lead an all-star band backing the performers at this concert event taping and recording for multi-platform distribution throughout traditional media (worldwide broadcast, music and digital).
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