KRIS KRISTOFFERSON achieved remarkable success as a country songwriter at the start of the 1970s. His songs "Me and Bobby McGee
," "Help Me Make It Through the Night
," "Sunday Morning Coming Down
," and "For the Good Times
," all chart-topping hits, helped redefine country songwriting. Heralded as an artist's artist, the three-time GRAMMY winner has recorded 29 albums, including three with pals Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings as part of the Highwaymen. KRISTOFFERSON is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and a winner of the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriter Hall of Fame. KRISTOFFERSON 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. "There's an honesty in the sparseness. It feels like direct communication to the listener," he says. "I still have more fun when I'm with the band, but being alone is freer, somehow. It's like being an old blues guy, just completely stripped away."
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 earlier this year, the double-CD set is a snapshot of the legendary songwriter in the twilight of his life.
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