Country music takes center stage tonight in Los Angeles as Kris Kristofferson who will be honored for lifetime achievement has invited Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard to perform with him.

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It's so much of a pleasure to be with these guys," Kristofferson said Friday afternoon following Grammy rehearsals at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. "One of the best parts of my life has been the guys who are my real heroes are my closest friends. Willie is the closest friend I have. And Merle, the first time I met him in Nashville, people told me to stay away from him because I had a beard and the hair. I was supposed to be one of them long-haired hippies, and we were friends from the moment that we met.

On top of this legendary gathering, Texans Kacey Musgraves and Miranda Lambert are both up for Grammy's, tonight.