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Kris Kristofferson

 
Birth Place:
Brownsville, TX, USA
Bio:
Born in Texas and raised in a military family, Kris Kristofferson, a Golden Gloves boxer, studied literature at Oxford, went on to serve in the army and turned down an assignment to teach at West Point because, inspired by songwriters like Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, he moved to Nashville to ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: June 22, 1936 (85)

Birth Place: Brownsville, TX, USA

Bio:
Born in Texas and raised in a military family, Kris Kristofferson, a Golden Gloves boxer, studied literature at Oxford, went on to serve in the army and turned down an assignment to teach at West Point because, inspired by songwriters like Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, he moved to Nashville to ... (read complete bio)
 

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Kris Kristofferson at Willie Nelson's Picnic. Credit: Marco Airaghi Photo

Kris Kristofferson at Willie Nelson's Picnic. Credit: Marco Airaghi

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07/06/2013
Alan Bergman, Bill Clinton,  George Segal, Michael Douglas, Ben Stiller, Barbra Strei Photo

Alan Bergman, Bill Clinton, George Segal, Michael Douglas, Ben Stiller, Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Amy Irving, Tony Bennett, Blythe Danner & Pierce Brosnan

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04/23/2013
Alan Bergman, Bill Clinton,  George Segal, Michael Douglas, Ben Stiller, Barbra Strei Photo

Alan Bergman, Bill Clinton, George Segal, Michael Douglas, Ben Stiller, Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Amy Irving, Tony Bennett, Blythe Danner & Pierce Brosnan

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04/23/2013
 
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Kris Kristofferson Biography

Born in Texas and raised in a military family, Kris Kristofferson, a Golden Gloves boxer, studied literature at Oxford, went on to serve in the army and turned down an assignment to teach at West Point because, inspired by songwriters like Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, he moved to Nashville to pursue his music.

He achieved remarkable success as a country songwriter at the start of the 1970s and by 1987, it was estimated that more than 450 artists had recorded Kristofferson's compositions.

His renown as a songwriter triggered Kristofferson's successful career as a performer and that, in turn, brought him to the attention of Hollywood, leading to his flourishing career as a film actor. Kristofferson has acted 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 favourites 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." Recent films include "Fast Food Nation," "Dreamer: Inspired By A True Story," "The Jacket," "Silver City," "He's Just Not That In To You," and "Dolphin Tale."

Heralded as an artist's artist, Kris Kristofferson has recorded 30 albums, including three with pals Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings as part of the Highwaymen. He has spent three decades performing concerts all over the world, in most recent years in a solo acoustic setting, which puts the focus on the songs. Many would have hung their hat by now. Instead, Kristofferson barely has paused for breath. He's released several recent high watermarks including the increasingly intimate A Moment of Forever (1995), The Austin Sessions (1999) and This Old Road (2006), and he produced some of his finest work with the deeply personal 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.

In addition to many other awards, Kristofferson is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, winner of the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriter Hall of Fame, and was honoured with the American Veteran's Association's "Veteran of the Year Award" in 2002. In 2007, Kristofferson was honoured with the Johnny Cash Visionary Award from Country Music Television and in 2009 BMI lauded Kristofferson with the Icon Award. He received the Frances Preston Music Industry Award from the T.J. Martell Foundation in March, 2012. In 2014, Kristofferson was honoured with a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award and the PEN Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award.




Kris Kristofferson News

Comedian Jon Daly to Release New 'Ding Dong Delicious' Comedy Music Album Photo Comedian Jon Daly to Release New 'Ding Dong Delicious' Comedy Music Album
by Michael Major - May 12, 2022

Comedian Jon Daly (Kroll Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm) has announced his debut full-length album Ding Dong Delicious. Alongside the announcement, he premiered the music video for the Kraftwerk-esque lead single ‚ÄúAddicted to Computers‚ÄĚ, featuring Martha Kelly and Fat Tony.

Brand New Karen Dalton Collection 'Shuckin' Sugar' to Be Released Via Delmore Recordi Photo Brand New Karen Dalton Collection 'Shuckin' Sugar' to Be Released Via Delmore Recordings
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 5, 2022

Musical archaeologist and record label Delmore Recording Society is honored to announce an all-new collection, Shuckin' Sugar, from legendary blues and folk singer Karen Dalton. Available April 23rd on vinyl as a Record Store Day exclusive, followed by a wide release in CD and digital formats on May 6th, Shuckin' Sugar is a riveting 12-track live set recorded in 1963-1964, featuring the earliest known duets of Dalton (with then-husband, guitarist, and songwriter Richard Tucker) and seven never-before-heard solo performances. The collection is accompanied by an 8-page (LP)/24-page (CD) booklet featuring a treasure trove of newly discovered unseen and rare photos, as well as newspaper clippings, artwork by Dalton, and a heartfelt 6,000-word essay by veteran UK journalist and author Kris Needs.

Miranda Lambert Announces Headlining Las Vegas Residency Photo Miranda Lambert Announces Headlining Las Vegas Residency
by Michael Major - Mar 30, 2022

On the heels of being crowned Entertainer of the Year at the recent Academy of Country Music Awards, where she holds the record as the most decorated artist in ACM history, Miranda Lambert will now celebrate the next chapter in her storied musical journey with a headlining Las Vegas residency. Check out the list of dates now!

Curtis Braly Announces Track From SLAPFACE Soundtrack Photo Curtis Braly Announces Track From SLAPFACE Soundtrack
by Michael Major - Feb 3, 2022

Rising country artist Curtis Braly recently announced the release of his new single included in the original motion picture soundtrack of ‚ÄėSlapface‚Äô the movie. Slapface will be released on AMC Networks‚Äô Shudder, the only premium streaming service for both casual and super fans of thrillers, suspense, and horror.

8 Track Entertainment's Ira Dean Celebrates Three iTunes Chart-Topping Tracks Photo 8 Track Entertainment's Ira Dean Celebrates Three iTunes Chart-Topping Tracks
by Marissa Tomeo - Jan 29, 2022

8 Track Entertainment's Ira Dean scores big once again with Aaron Lewis' chart-topping #1 iTunes Top Country Album, 'Fraying On Both Ends' out today. The multi-platinum hit songwriter co-produced and co-wrote five songs on 'Fraying On Both Ends,' which also sits at #3 on the iTunes Top Country Albums chart as a Video Deluxe Version.

Joan Didion, Screenwriter of A STAR IS BORN, Passes Away at 87 Photo Joan Didion, Screenwriter of A STAR IS BORN, Passes Away at 87
by Michael Major - Dec 23, 2021

Didion's popular novels include Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Play It as It Lays, Run River, A Book of Common Prayer and The White Album. Didion's work was seen on the stage in 2007 with an adaption of her book The Year of Magical Thinking. The play was produced at the Booth Theatre and starred Vanessa Redgrave.

Pelican Café to Launch New Dinner & Music Series Next Month with Carole J. Bufford & Photo Pelican Café to Launch New Dinner & Music Series Next Month with Carole J. Bufford & Peter Calo
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 6, 2021

The exciting inaugural show in this new four-part cabaret series will feature the very popular and much in demand Carole J. Bufford, one of the most sought after young performers in the New York cabaret and jazz scene.  

Pelican Café Launches New Cabaret Series Beginning in January 2022 Photo Pelican Café Launches New Cabaret Series Beginning in January 2022
by Stephi Wild - Nov 9, 2021

Mark Frangione, the Owner/Chef of the popular restaurant Café Pelican, today announced the launch of an exciting new cabaret series at his award-winning restaurant, located at 612 US-1 in Lake Park (33403).

Gordon Lightfoot Returns To Overture in June Photo Gordon Lightfoot Returns To Overture in June
by Stephi Wild - Nov 8, 2021

Canadian sing-songwriter and guitarist Gordon Lightfoot returns to Overture Center on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 8 p.m. in Capitol Theater. This marks the sixth time the folk-pop artist has graced Overture's stages.

Wake Up With BWW 11/4: DIANA Returns to Previews, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 11/4: DIANA Returns to Previews, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 4, 2021

Diana officially returned to previews on Tuesday night, and BroadwayWorld was there! Check out all of our coverage below, including photos and video of the cast's first bows back on stage! Plus, check out photos from Nkeki Obi-Melekwe's first curtain call in Tina - The Tina Turner Musical.

Kris Kristofferson Videos

William Prince Announces Brand New Album 'Reliever' VideoWilliam Prince Announces Brand New Album 'Reliever'
by Abigail Charpentier - Nov 11, 2019

William Prince has announced his second album Reliever, due for release on February 7thvia Glassnote Records.

John Prine Shares New Video for 'Paradise,' Featuring Kelsey Waldon VideoJohn Prine Shares New Video for 'Paradise,' Featuring Kelsey Waldon
by Abigail Charpentier - Sep 19, 2019

John Prine's new acoustic video for his song ‚ÄúParadise,‚ÄĚ featuring special guest¬†Kelsey Waldon, premiered yesterday at¬†Sounds Like Nashville. The song was recorded as part of¬†the pair's new collaborative 7-inch vinyl,¬†The Kentucky Sessions, which is included with each purchase of Waldon's new album¬†White Noise/White Lines‚ÄĒout October 4 via Prine's independent label¬†Oh Boy Records.¬†

John Prine Takes Home Two Americana Music Association Honors & Awards VideoJohn Prine Takes Home Two Americana Music Association Honors & Awards
by Abigail Charpentier - Sep 12, 2019

John Prine¬†won two awards at last night's¬†Americana Music Association Honors¬†&¬†Awards:¬†Album of the Year¬†(The Tree of Forgiveness) and¬†Song of the Year¬†(‚ÄúSummer's End‚ÄĚ written by Prine and Pat McLaughlin). The reigning 2017 and 2018 Americana Artist of the Year, Prine also performed ‚ÄúAngel From Montgomery‚ÄĚ with¬†Bonnie¬†Raitt¬†during last night's ceremony.¬†

Bill Scorzari Releases Single from New Album VideoBill Scorzari Releases Single from New Album
by Abigail Charpentier - Aug 15, 2019

 On September 20, New York native, Bill Scorzari, independently releases his third full-length album of all original music titled, Now I'm Free. His sound is gritty, raw and at times, downright sad. His songs transition through a multitude of emotions, with themes centered on the experiences of the human condition. Of his music, some say it's spoken word, and others, an amalgam of the voice of Tom Waits, the delivery of Sam Baker, and the soul of Kris Kristofferson. In his lyrics, there is a poetic grace, a calming and resigned wisdom of acceptance that shines through the wistful melancholy of hope, and breaks free. No Depression wrote, a?oeBill Scorzari is a force. His songwriting is stellar, his picking above par and his voice fits his songs perfectly.'

VIDEO: First Look - Chenoweth & More Lend Voices to New Holiday Film THE STAR VideoVIDEO: First Look - Chenoweth & More Lend Voices to New Holiday Film THE STAR
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 4, 2017

Witness the story of the first Christmas through a whole new set of eyes! Sony Animation has released the official trailer for THE STAR, Get a first look below!

STAGE TUBE: Barbra Streisand Gets Candid in New Interview with EXTRA
by Stage Tube - Aug 29, 2016

Legendary singer, actress, and director Barbra Streisand sat down with "Extra's' Mario Lopez, getting candid about her marriage and her politics. She also revealed which celebrity impressed her the most while making her new album 'Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway"… and what she thinks about the Bradley Cooper/Lady Gaga remake of "A Star is Born"!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - CMT Airs Documentary JOHNNY CASH: AMERICAN REBEL Tonight
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2015

'Johnny Cash: American Rebel' premieres on the 12thanniversary of his passing tonight, September 12 at 9 pm ET/PT. Get a sneak peek below!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - CMT to Present Documentary JOHNNY CASH: AMERICAN REBEL
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 18, 2015

"Johnny Cash: American Rebel" premieres on the 12thanniversary of his passing on Saturday, September 12 at 9 pm ET/PT. Get a sneak peek below!

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Talks IF/THEN, FROZEN & Being at the Top of Her Game on PBS
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 5, 2014

IF/THEN star Idina Menzel stopped by last night's 'Charlie Rose' on PBS to talk about returning to Broadway in her new musical, her hit song 'Let It Go' from Disney's Frozen and being at the top of her game.

First Listen: John Mellencamp and Stephen King's GHOST BROTHERS OF DARKLAND COUNTY to Release Album in March 2013
by Stage Tube - Nov 15, 2012

According to the AV Club, John Mellencamp and Stephen King's musical Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County will release its official soundtrack on March 19, 2013, prior to beginning performances next year. The stage production will feature Kris Kristofferson, Meg Ryan, Matthew McConaughey, Samantha Mathis and Elvis Costello. Get a first listen below!


Kris Kristofferson Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Kris Kristofferson written?
Kris Kristofferson has written 1 shows including A Night With Janis Joplin (Composer).