In the absence of Kris Kristofferson at Wednesday night time’s 2019 CMA Awards — the place he was honored with this yr’s Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award — Sheryl Crow and Dierks Bentley led a rollicking efficiency of one of the crucial well-known songs he co-wrote, “Me and Bobby McGee.”
Made well-known by means of a posthumously launched recording by Janis Joplin, the track leaned in to a rock and roll sound, with some assist from Eagles’ Joe Walsh and John Osborne of Brothers Osborne on guitar, in addition to Chris Janson on harmonica.
Crow has truly carried out “Me and Bobby McGee” beforehand with Kristofferson, together with for the 40th anniversary of Austin City Limits again in 2014. She additionally collaborated with Kristofferson on her August album launch, Threads, on the track “Border Lord.”
Kristofferson wasn’t out there to attend the awards present as a result of he had a beforehand scheduled tour date in Iowa on Wednesday night time.