Kris Kristofferson, The Late B.b. King And Bonnie Raitt Are To Be Inducted Into The Austin City Limits Hall Of Fame In Texas As Part Of The Class Of 2016.
The trio will be feted at a star-studded ceremony in October (16) at the Moody Theater in Austin.
Kristofferson and Raitt have each appeared on the long-running Austin City Limits TV show four times, while blues legend King appeared for an unprecedented full hour of the show in 1983 and returned 13 years later.
The stars follow Asleep at the Wheel, Loretta Lynn, Guy Clark, Flaco Jimenez and the late Townes Van Zandt, who were inducted last year (15).
Kris Kristofferson - Imagine John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert at Madison Square Garden at Madison Square Garden New York City, Madison Square Garden - New York, United States - Saturday 5th December 2015
Country Music Veterans Kris Kristofferson, Charley Pride And Jim Lauderdale Are Set To Receive Top Honours At The 2015 American Eagle Awards.
The singers will join legendary music manager Jim Halsey and his producer son Sherman Halsey for the National Music Council's annual ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee on 11 July (15).
All five honourees will be recognised for their "long term contribution to America's musical culture and heritage".
Dr. David Sanders, director of the National Music Council, says, "(The American Eagle Award recipients are being honoured) not just for the incredible gifts they have given generations of music lovers throughout the world with their creative output, but also for their dedication to encouraging young musicians and potential musicians through their great support and commitment to music education."
Olivier Martinez, Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Kris Kristofferson, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Nicky Katt and Christopher McDonald - A variety of stars were photographed as they took to the red carpet for History's new miniseries 'Texas Rising' premiere which was held at The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, United States - Monday 18th May 2015
Bradley Cooper is in talks to make his directorial debut on a remake of 1937 film 'A Star is Born'.
Bradley Cooper is set to make his directorial debut on a remake of 'A Star is Born'.
The 40-year-old actor is in line to step behind the camera for the first time to re-imagine the story which has already been brought to life on the big screen on three previous occasions.
According to Variety, Cooper is currently in talks with Warner Bros. to direct the proposed project and if he accepts the offer to helm the film, he will also produce it through his 22 Green company along with Jon Peters, Billy Gerber and Basil Iwanyk.
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For The Good Times hitmaker Kristofferson will be one of four songwriters to receive the Academy of Country Music Poet's Award, alongside George Strait collaborator Dean Dillon and late stars Buck Owens and Cowboy Jack Clement, while his old pal Haggard will be presented with the Crystal Milestone Award in recognition of his lengthy career.
Underwood will pick up the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award, while veteran Ronnie Milsap and Toby Keith will be honoured with the Career Achievement Award, and Rascal Flatts will be celebrated for helping to establish and promote country music around the world.
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The 77 year old will star as the American leader in Texas Rising, an eight-hour series about the Texas revolution in the 1830s, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Executive producer Leslie Greif says, "This iconic story and role really needed an American who is able to command the screen and captivate audiences.
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'Dolphin Tale' saw Sawyer Nelson and Dr. Clay Haskett save the life of a beached dolphin named Winter who was so badly injured, she needed a special prosthetic fin fitted in order to survive. She was thus housed in the Clearwater Marine Hospital with a motherly dolphin named Panama. However, following Panama's tragic passing, Winter's future could look very lonely indeed unless the staff at the hospital can find her a new friend to share her life with; an action that is stringently required lest she is moved to another aquarium. That's where Hope comes in; an incredibly tiny dolphin who the Clearwater staff have shipped over to join Winter. The question is, is Winter's heartbreak over Panama's death too much to deal with in spite of new company?
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There's a lovely simplicity to this quietly unnerving story about two brothers who have never had a break in life. And while it is relentlessly grim, it's also elegantly well-made, held together by another revelatory performance from Emile Hirsch as a talented guy whose path has been dictated to him by forces outside his control.
The title refers to the way two brothers have lived since their mother died: in a sleazy motel just off the strip in Reno. Frank (Hirsch) has had to be the responsible one, moving from job to job to support his chaotic, disabled older brother Jerry Lee (Stephen Dorff). And now that Jerry Lee has been involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident, Frank is trying to find a way to get out of town. He turns to his old car-dealer mentor (Kris Kristofferson) for advice and considers getting in touch with his ex Annie (Dakota Fanning), even though their relationship ended very badly. But first he hits the casinos to raise some cash with his pals (Joshua Leonard and Noah Harpster).
Sibling filmmakers Alan and Gabe Polsky give the movie a darkly introspective tone, taking us into Frank's thoughts through evocative flashbacks to the brothers' struggles as teens (played by Andrew Lee and Garrett Backstrom). And as Frank tells Jerry Lee stories to help him cope with life, these tales fill the screen in gorgeous sketch-style animation that matches Jerry Lee's artistic skills. All of this gives the film a quietly moving tone that finds spiky humour and emotional resonance when we least expect it.
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Country music legend Kris Kristofferson is refusing to let his deteriorating memory loss wreck his plans to reunite with Willie Nelson in the studio, insisting his woes aren't as bad as they may seem.
The 77 year old recently revealed he is struggling to remember things and at a recent show in Long Beach, California, the Sunday Morning Coming Down singer reportedly had to use a teleprompter to recall some lyrics.
He called on his wife Lisa to help him with the opening line to a song, but Kristofferson tells Closer magazine, "It's not as unpleasant as it sounds. I am doing great."
Kristofferson was among the celebrities who paid tribute to the tragic blues singer at her Hollywood Walk of Fame star unveiling ceremony in Los Angeles on Monday (04Nov13), and he performed the track that became her signature at the event.
He also recalled hearing Joplin's heartbreaking rendition of the song hours after learning she had died in 1970.
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Tompall Glaser, the Nashville country musician and studio owner, died on Tuesday (14th August) at the age of 79.
Tompall Glaser, the Nashville country music legend, died yesterday (Tuesday 14th August) at the age of 79. His nephew announced his death and said it was the result of a "long illness".
Willie Nelson worked with Tompall Glaser.
Glaser was born in Spalding Nebraska in 1933. In his 60 year music career, Glaser performed with such artists as Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Jessi Colter.
Date of birth
22nd June, 1936