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Kristofferson Named CMA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Kris Kristofferson is the CMA's 2019 Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. A tribute is planned for the 53rd Annual CMA Awards featuring a performance of "Me And Bobby McGee" by Dierks Bentley with Sheryl Crow, Chris Janson and John Osborne. "He is the definition of an icon and someone our community holds with such high regard," says CMA CEO Sarah Trahern. "Though he won’t be joining us at the CMA Awards, I hope our tribute performance brings a big smile to his face.” Past honorees include Nelson (2012), Kenny Rogers (2013), Johnny Cash (2015) and Dolly Parton (2016). The awards air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena Nov. 13 on ABC