NASHVILLE, TN – Prolific and poetic, those are just two words that describe legendary songwriter, Kris Kristofferson. He’s a master of words, a storyteller and his list of hits could out run a marathon.
Simply put, Kris is a genius.
“Me and Bobby McGee,” “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down,” and “Highwayman” – ONLY three of his incredible hits.
If you’ve never heard of him, you should do your research. He is most likely the songwriter to your favorite songs, and now is your chance to learn all about the man you’ve been singing along with for years.
“The Life and Songs of Kris Kristofferson” airs Friday, October 27 on CMT.
In the TV concert, Kris is joined by a star studded cast including Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker, Jennifer Nettles, Larry Gatlin, Jamey Johnson, Rosanne Cash, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Willie Nelson and more.
In the special, Eric Church calls Kris “rare,” while Martina McBride adds this about his songwriting hits, “There’s a reason they’re classics and last forever.”
Producer with Blackbird Productions, Keith Wortman, calls Kris, the “Mt. Rushmore of songwriters,” and says the finale of the special brings him to tears.
“In all of his songs, there’s not a wasted syllable. Everything is eloquent and meaningful and original and has something everyone can relate to,” said musical producer, Don Was. “And that’s why they stand the test of time.”
You know where I’ll be Friday night… watching CMT!