More star power is being added to the upcoming Kris Kristofferson tribute concert. Toby Keith, Martina McBride, Hank Williams Jr., Jennifer Nettles, Lee Ann Woman and Jack Ingram are all new additions. “The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson” will take place on March 16th at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Previously announced performers include Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Ryan Bingham, Rosanne Cash, Eric Church, Emmylou Harris, Jamey Johnson, Willie Nelson, Darius Rucker and Trisha Yearwood.
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Real Country History…
1932 - Faron Young Born/Died 1996
1949 - Hank Williams Sr.'s "Lovesick Blues" was released. It was the song that got him his first invitation to perform on the Grand Ole Opry.
1956 - Elvis Presley had his first number one country hit with "I Forgot To Remember to Forget."
1989 - Dwight Yoakam hit number one on the charts with "I Sang Dixie."
1992 - Garth Brooks won his first Grammy for the album "Ropin' The Wind." Mary Chapin Carpenter also took home her first Grammy, for "Down at the Twist and Shout."
1993 - Marshall Tucker Band guitarist Toy Caldwell died of respiratory failure at his home in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He was 45.
1994 - Vince Gill topped the country charts with "Tryin' to Get Over You."
1998 - Trisha Yearwood took home trophies in the Best Female Country Vocal Performance category for "How Do I Live" and in the Best Country Vocal Collaboration category for "In Another's Eyes," her duet with Garth Brooks, the 40th annual Grammy Awards. Other winners included Alison Krauss & Union Station, who earned Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group