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Kris Kristofferson is an influential country music songwriter, singer, and actor. He is best known for hits like "Me and Bobby McGee" and "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down." Kristofferson is more popular for his songwriting than singing, and has had a string of massive hits performed by the biggest names in the music industry.
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Kris Kristofferson signed to Epic Records and released a single, "Golden Idol"/"Killing Time", in 1967 but the song was not successful. Within the next few years, Kris Kristofferson's original songs were hitting the charts, performed by other artists including Roy Drusky ("Jody and the Kid"), Billy Walker & the Tennessee Walkers ("From the Bottle to the Bottom"), Ray Stevens ("Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down"), Jerry Lee Lewis ("Once More with Feeling"), Faron Young ("Your Time's Comin'") and Roger Miller ("Me and Bobby McGee", "Best of all Possible Worlds", "Darby's Castle"). Kris Kristofferson also gained some success as a performer himself, due to Johnny Cash's introduction of at the Newport Folk Festival.
In 1971, Janis Joplin, a very influential vocalist, had a #1 pop hit with Kris Kristofferson's "Me and Bobby McGee" from her posthumous Pearl. More hits followed from others: Ray Price ("I Won't Mention It Again", "I'd Rather Be Sorry"), Joe Simon ("Help Me Make It Through the Night"), Bobby Bare ("Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends"), O.C. Smith ("Help Me Make It Through the Night"), Jerry Lee Lewis ("Me and Bobby McGee"), Patti Page ("I'd Rather Be Sorry") and Peggy Little ("I've Got to Have You"). Kris Kristofferson released his second album, The Silver Tongued Devil and I in 1971. The album was a success and established Kris Kristofferson's career as a recording artist in his own right. He also participated in country supergroup The Highwaymen with Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings.
Kris Kristofferson was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1977. In 2004 he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Kris Kristofferson's latest album, This Old Road, was released in 2006.