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Bentley, Lady A, Church help Kris K make it through one night

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 – Kris Kristofferson will bring Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Eric Church and Willie Nelson together for the all-star concert event taping of The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson on March 16 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Ryan Bingham, Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Jamey Johnson, Darius Rucker and Trisha Yearwood will appear along with special performances by Kristofferson. More performers to be announced in the coming weeks.

Kristofferson, a Country Music Hall of Fame member, wrote "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," "Help Me Make It Through the Night," "Me and Bobby McGee" and "Lovin' Her Was Easier."

Don Was will serve as music director and will lead the band backing the performers. Was produced several of Kristofferson's albums including, "A Moment Forever," "This Old Road," "Closer to the Bone" and "Feeling Mortal." The concert will be filmed and recorded for multi-platform distribution.

"A major reason for Kris' enduring popularity is that he's always been very honest and open about revealing his inner life," said Was, who has worked with Kristofferson for more than 20 years. "In doing that he has created an incredible body of work that has resonated for decades with millions of listeners. It's always a deeply moving experience to sing and play his songs."

Tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10 a.m. central on Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-745-3000, and at all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena box office. Citi card members will have access to presale tickets through Citi's Private Pass.

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