Reba McEntire Honors Kris Kristofferson With ‘Me and Bobby McGee’ [Watch]
Reba McEntire was one of the many stars to take the stage on Wednesday night (March 16) to pay tribute to Kris Kristofferson in Nashville. She performed the classic song "Me and Bobby McGee" for a packed Bridgestone Arena at the Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson event.
The crowd went wild when the night's host, W. Earl Brown, announced that McEntire was the next performer. She took the stage during their applause, stopping to give a big, excited hug to Kristofferson along the way. She was dressed in black from head to toe, with fringe-embellished sleeves and looking every bit the queen that she is.
"Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waitin' for a train / And I's feelin' near as faded as my jeans / Bobby thumbed a diesel down, just before it rained /It rode us all the way to New Orleans," McEntire sang as the crowd grew louder and louder. It didn't take long for the nearly 15,000 people in the crowd to sing along with the song Janis Joplin made popular.
Then, the redheaded vocalist did something rather unexpected. She stuck her arm out and motioned for Kristofferson to join her in the song. "C'mon, Kris," she urged. He happily obliged and the two put their arms around each other before signing the "na, na, na" portion of the song into one microphone. It was an epic ending to the song.
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