For those who do not know Kris Kristofferson is an American musician, country singer and songwriter. Born in Brownsville, Texas in 1936 he is still intent on making good music. In one interview his wife said: “It’s amazing that he is still doing what he loves, he’s still going strong.”
The latest accomplishment of Kris, is a new remastered and expanded version of his 1999 album, “The Austin Sessions” in which he teamed up with a band of studio musicians and guest vocalists to offer intimate versions of his classic hits.
The new CD and digital recording, features Jackson Browne (“Me And Bobby McGee”), Steve Earle (“Sunday Morning Coming Down”), Vince Gill (“Help Me Make It Through The Night”), Catie Curtis (“Nobody Wins”) and Mark Knopfler (“Please Don’t Tell Me How The Story Ends”).
Kristofferson continues to receive honors for his work. In talking about his national tour, his wife mentions that his last album, “The Cedar Creek Sessions,” released in June 2016, was nominated in December for a Grammy Award for best Americana album.
Years of making music and performing all around the world, he worked and collaborated with big music names like Mark Knopfler from Dire Straits, country-rocker Steve Earle, Vince Gill, Marc Cohn, Jackson Browne, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and many others musicians.
Kristofferson’s career has been pretty amazing as well. In the 1970’s, he wrote and recorded hit songs such as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “For the Good Times, “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down” and “Help Me Make It Through the Night.”
Kristofferson also had numerous main roles in a bunch of movies, television films and TV series. He has many nominations and awards, and his discography has 17 studio albums, 3 live albums, 4 compilation albums, 29 singles, 6 collaboration albums, and one number one single.
He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985, and in 2004 he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Kristofferson has spent more than 30 years of performing concerts all over the world. The country music icon is a five-time Grammy winner, which includes a lifetime achievement award that he received in 2014.