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Kris Kristofferson is among those being honored in conjunction with the upcoming Grammy Awards. 

The legendary singer-songwriter has been tapped to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.  The honorary Grammy recognizes artists' overall accomplishments, contributions, and influence in the music industry.  Kristofferson is one of seven stars slated for the honor. 

He's part of a group that also includes The Beatles, The Isley Brothers, and Kraftwerk, as well as Clifton Chenier, Armando Manzanero, and Maud Powell. 

The Lifetime Achievement Award winners will be celebrated with a special event set for January 25th - the day before the 56th annual Grammy Awards.  The honorees will also be acknowledged during the televised Grammy ceremony. 

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