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Kris Kristofferson, The Beatles and more chosen for prestigious Grammy honor

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Kris Kristofferson attends the ceremony honoring Janis Joplin posthumously with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held on November 4, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic) Photo: Image by FilmMagic

Kris Kristofferson, The Beatles and more chosen for prestigious Grammy honor

By Phyllis Stark. CREATED Dec 12, 2013

What do The Beatles and country music legend Kris Kristofferson have in common? Both have been selected as Lifetime Achievement Award honorees by The Recording Academy, joining a list that also includes Armando Manzanero, Clifton Chenier, the Isley Brothers, Kraftwerk and Maud Powell.

This group of honorees will be acknowledged during the 56th annual Grammy Awards, taking place Jan. 26 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and airing live on CBS. They were selected for having made "contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording," according to the Academy, and chosen by the Academy's board of trustees.
 
An accomplished artist, songwriter and actor, Kristofferson is a three-time Grammy winner, best known for such hits as "Help Me Make It Through The Night" and "Me And Bobby McGee." He is a member of both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Phyllis Stark

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Phyllis Stark is the Digital Executive Producer - National Content for Journal Broadcast Group.