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Kris Kristofferson Named CMA's Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Kris Kristofferson is being honored at next week’s 53rd annual CMA Awards with the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.

Although Kristofferson will not be in attendance, the special tribute to the songwriter will include performances by Dierks Bentley with Sheryl Crow, Chris Janson, and John Osborne of the duo Brothers Osborne.

Kristofferson's songwriting credits include hits like "Me and Bobby McGee," "For the Good Times," "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," and "Help Me Make It Through the Night." He also found success with songs of his own like 1973's "Why Me."

The Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award honors an artist’s historical impact on fans and industry professionals alike. Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers, and Dolly Parton were all previously honored with the award.

The CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8pm ET on ABC.

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Article image: Kris Kristofferson performing in June 2018. (Stefan Brending [CC BY-SA 3.0 de] via Wikimedia Commons.)

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