Trace Adkins and Kris Kristofferson will reunite as co-stars in a new western film coming to theaters this summer. The film, titled Hickok, centers on the infamous outlaw Wild Bill Hickok as he tries to escape his past by settling in the small town of Abilene, Kansas. Hickok will be played by actor Luke Hemsworth, while Kristofferson portrays Abilene’s mayor and Adkins plays a powerful saloon owner who puts a bounty on Wild Bill’s head. Hickok will be released in select theaters, as well as On Demand and Digital HD, on July 7.
· The trailer for Hickok can be seen here.
· Trace and Kris recently teamed up for the 2016 western Traded.
Kris Kristofferson will be performing live on Wednesday, March 29th, at Hoyt Sherman place in Des Moines! The show starts at 7:30 pm and tickets start at $42.00. For tickets or more information, check out Ticketmaster.com
On this day back in 1986, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson were presented a Gold Album for The Highwaymen. Though they would end up being called The Highwaymen, the group did not have an official name when they released the album on Columbia Records.
The single “Highwayman” became a #1 country hit.
On this day back in 1986, the made-for-tv movie Stagecoach starring Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings and John Schneider first aired. The movie is a remake of the 1939 classic of the same name. Kris Kristofferson plays the Ringo Kid, originally played by the legendary John Wayne. Willie Nelson portrays the infamous Doc Holliday, while Johnny Cash plays Marshal Curly Wilcox and Waylon Jennings plays Hatfield, the gambler.
On this day in 1985, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson’s album The Highway Man was released. The album was released after their collective single “Highway Man” went number one. “Highway Man” was followed up by the Top 20 hit “Desperados Waiting for a Train.” The album would top the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
The foursome would go on to be called The Highway Men.
On this day in 1985, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson – collectively known as The Highwaymen- topped the chart with their song “Highway Man.” The song spent a total 20 weeks on the chart and finished 1985 as the 5th country song in terms of airplay. “Highway Man” also earned songwriter Jimmy Webb a Grammy Award for “Best Country Song.”