Kris Kristofferson is set to receive a special honor from the National Music Council.  The organization will be paying tribute to his career at next month’s 75th annual American Eagle Awards.  The prestigious award is presented to artists who’ve made long-term contributions to America’s musical heritage.  Other recipients this year will include Charley Pride, Jam Lauderdale, manager Jim Halsey and producer Sherman Halsey.  The American Eagle Awards will take place in Nashville on July 11th.