Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson



  • Kris Kristofferson

    Kris Kristofferson

  • Lady Antebellum

    Lady Antebellum

  • Dierks Bentley

    Dierks Bentley

  • Ryan Bingham

    Ryan Bingham

  • Rosanne Cash

    Rosanne Cash

  • Eric Church

    Eric Church

  • Jessi Colter

    Jessi Colter

  • Larry Gatlin

    Larry Gatlin

  • Emmylou Harris

    Emmylou Harris

  • Jack Ingram

    Jack Ingram

  • Shooter Jennings

    Shooter Jennings

  • Jamey Johnson

    Jamey Johnson

  • Alison Krauss

    Alison Krauss

  • Martina McBride

    Martina McBride

  • Reba McEntire

    Reba McEntire

  • Buddy Miller

    Buddy Miller

  • Willie Nelson

    Willie Nelson

  • Jennifer Nettles

    Jennifer Nettles

  • Darius Rucker

    Darius Rucker

  • Hank Williams Jr.

    Hank Williams Jr.

  • Lee Ann Womack

    Lee Ann Womack


On Wednesday, March 16, an extraordinary collection of music stars came together at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., for the all-star concert event taping of a lifetime, The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson. This one -night-only concert event taping, produced by Blackbird Presents, which brought together fans, friends, and music icons to honor the songs of Grammy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning singer-songwriter and actor Kris Kristofferson.

Kristofferson, a Country Music Hall of Fame member, is considered a true poet who helped modernize the genre with songs like, “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” “Me & Bobby McGee,” and “If Loving Her Was Easier”. These are the songs of heartbreak and despair, of love and loss, of yearning and hope. These are the songs so honest that we adopted them as our own. They are the songs of a life led unlike any other: An All-American athlete, Golden Gloves boxer, Army Ranger, helicopter pilot, singer-songwriter, social activist, humanitarian and movie star.


Please Don’t Tell Me How The Story Ends – Buddy Miller
Here Comes That Rainbow Again – Martina McBride
The Taker – Ryan Bingham
The Captive – Jessi Colter
Nobody Wins – Lee Ann Womack
Jesus Was A Capricorn (Owed to John Prine) – Jack Ingram
Worth Fighting For – Jennifer Nettles
Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again) – Rosanne Cash
Chase The Feeling – Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
The Pilgrim, Chapter 33 – Emmylou Harris & Kris Kristofferson
From the Bottle to the Bottom – Dierks Bentley & The Travelin’ McCourys
Help Me Make It Through The Night – Lady Antebellum
Under The Gun – Darius Rucker
For The Good Times – Jamey Johnson & Alison Krauss
Casey’s Last Ride – Alison Krauss
If You Don’t Like Hank Williams – Hank Williams Jr.
To Beat The Devil – Eric Church
Me And Bobby McGee – Reba McEntire
Living Legend – Willie Nelson
Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down – Willie Nelson & Kris Kristofferson
Why Me – Kris Kristofferson (Backed by Full Ensemble)

Kristofferson – Jon Randall & Jessi Alexander & Larry Gatlin

Bridgestone Arena, Nashville TN

Bridgestone Arena 501 Broadway Nashville, TN 37203

Created & Produced by: Keith Wortman | Musical Director: Don Was