Kentucky Theatre, Lexington, May 2017 Harry Dean Stanton, the Kentucky-born actor is honoured annually in the city of his birth. This year, Kris Kristofferson is supporting the Harry Dean Stanton Fest fundraising effort. Kris will introduce Sam Peckinpah’s Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid at the Kentucky Theatre. The post on the Kentucky Theatre’s Facebook page says “We are thrilled to announce that Kris Kristofferson, frequent collaborator and longtime friend of Harry Dean Stanton, will join us for a Harry Dean Stanton Fest fundraising event on Tuesday, May 23!” It goes on to say, ” …we’re excited that we still get to celebrate Harry Dean in the springtime with a screening of PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID. Mr Kristofferson will introduce the film and share some stories about his decades-long friendship with Harry Dean. All proceeds will benefit future programming for the festival.” Meet @GhostoftheGulch author of @WesternLore, @DJOtisBadass & Kris Kristofferson @KentuckyTheater See Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid #WildWest pic.twitter.com/y3gtLjcNYT — HillJack Russell (@HillJackRussell) May 10, 2017
Kris Kristofferson is the recipient of the Woodie Guthrie Prize this year. A very special exhibit opened in Tulsa today. Rick Wells, News on 6 gave fans the thumbs up with this interesting video that I will share below. Link to the full article follows. Personally, I love that the exhibit features so many facets of the man. An avid fan of his music, I am also very interested in other aspects of his life’s work. NewsOn6.com – Tulsa, OK – News, Weather, Video and Sports – KOTV.com | Learn more about the Woodie Guthrie Center & Award Full link available from here – Copyright resides with the owner & this site is only sharing it for the benefit of fans who might otherwise have missed the news. Embed & links are to the original content.
The Recording Academy’s Grammy Salute To Music Legends – 14 October 2016 on PB What a night! While Kris pays tribute to Fred Foster, Martina McBride posted the follwing about her tribute to her hero – Linda Ronstadt. Martina McBride, Kris Kristofferson, Don Was, Shelby Lynne and JD Souther will be among the performers and presenters for The Recording Academy’s Grammy Salute To Music Legends, an all-star concert to honor The Academy’s Special Merit Awards recipients for 2016, airing Friday, Oct. 14 at 9 p.m. on PB Can’t believe I sang for one of my heroes. See me honor Linda Ronstadt on Grammy Salute To Music Legends on 10/14! https://t.co/HGS5R2xzn8 — Martina McBride (@martinamcbride) August 30, 2016