Rascal Flatts, Kris Kristofferson, the late Jack Clement, producer Dann Huff and songwriter Shane McAnally are also among those receiving off-camera awards from the Academy of Country Music this year.
It was the mid-1960s, and Kristofferson was “a janitor at Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville at the time,” explained. “I didn’t talk to anybody in there, because songwriters weren’t allowed to be in the sessions back then.”
During GRAMMY week, Radio.com caught up with music icons who were around when the Fab Four hit our shores for the first time, some of whom were parked in front of the TV the night of the original broadcast.
After appearing together on the GRAMMYs, country legends Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson are reportedly moving ahead with a collaborative recording project.
Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson & Blake Shelton to Perform Together at 2014 GRAMMYs
A special GRAMMY Moment performance will feature Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Blake Shelton performing on stage together. Also see a list of all country GRAMMY nominees.
One of the most critically lauded artists in modern American music is about to release her first album in three years — and it just might be the strongest of her career.
“I love my fans and have devoted my life to reaching out to them. I appreciate their support all these years and I hope I haven’t let them down. I am at peace. I love Jesus. I’m going to be just fine. Don’t worry about me. I’ll see you again one day.”
This morning, the Recording Academy announced that the Beatles, the Isley Brothers, Kraftwerk and Kris Kristofferson would be among the recipients of this year’s GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Awards.
The 27 inductees range from Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,”and The Rolling Stones’ “Honky Tonk Women” to Sam Cooke’s “Wonderful World” and The Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight.”
Last year was a good one for country music, but judging from the way things are shaping up for 2013, we should be in for lots more fabulous music in the coming months.