20 Overlooked gems from Kris Kristofferson
Kristoffer “Kris” Kristofferson (born June 22, 1936) songwriter, musician, actor, and former soldier. He is best known for writing and recording such hits as “Me and Bobby McGee”, “For the Good Times”, “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down” and “Help Me Make It Through the Night”. Kristofferson is the sole writer of most of his songs, and he has collaborated with various other figures of the Nashville scene such as Shel Silverstein. In 1985, Kristofferson joined fellow country artists Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash in forming the country music supergroup, The Highwaymen. In 2004, Kristofferson was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He is also known for his acting work, including starring roles in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore and A Star Is Born, the latter for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
Kris Kristofferson is one of the best songwriters in music history, but somehow people focus almost solely on his hits. You need to dig down into his fantastic collection of songs. I have, and I chose 20 overlooked gems from Kris Kristofferson. There are many more, so start your listening journey.
Playlist: 20 overlooked gems from Kris Kristofferson: