Country music singer and songwriter, Kris Kristofferson topped the Country music charts with his hits “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” “Sunday Morning Coming Down,” and “For the Good Times.” He has recorded more than 30 albums, including three with his musical pals Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings as part of the famed Highwaymen.
He’s released several recent high watermarks including the increasingly intimate A Moment of Forever (1995), The Austin Sessions (1999), This Old Road (2006), and he the deeply personal albums Closer to the Bone (2009) and Feeling Mortal (2013). Kristofferson has reached living legend status, but that hasn’t changed or hindered his creativity. His current CD, The Cedar Creek Sessions, was recorded live at Austin’s Cedar Creek Recording Studio in June 2014. Released in time for Kristofferson’s 80th birthday in 2016, the double-CD set is a snapshot of the legendary songwriter in the twilight of his life.
His renown as a songwriter triggered Kristofferson’s successful career as a performer and brought him to the attention of Hollywood. As film actor, he has appeared in more than 70 films. In 1977 he won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in A Star Is Born. He’s appeared in cult favorites including the Blade trilogy, Lone Star, A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Blume In Love, Cisco Pike, and Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.
His recent films include Fast Food Nation, Dreamer: Inspired By A True Story, The Jacket, Silver City, The Jacket, He’s Just Not That In To You, and Dolphin Tale.
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