Why Me – Often Dedicated to the (Vietnam) Vets
The Why Me story dates back to the early 70’s. The song, also commonly known as Why Me, Lord was recorded in June, 1972, & certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America after selling over a million units. It appeared on the album, Jesus was a Capricorn. The album cover features a photograph of Kris with Rita Coolidge.
It seemed a little out of place on the album when I first listened to it, I mean the rest of the first Kris album I ever heard was rough & rebellious & certainly not Christian in any way.
Kris, my Dad’s friend & Me
I often read my late father’s friend Francois’ posts on Facebook these days, & with him being a man of God, they are often Christian in nature. Years ago, when I was a child, I remember him strumming his guitar & singing & naturally Kristofferson’s songs made it into the mix. He might have been part of the reason that I am so appreciative of Kris’ work, both then & now.
The Why Me Story – Kris Kristofferson Talks Spiritual
In answer to a post, he asked me if I ever saw the interview where Kris discusses the story of Why Me. I hadn’t, & have now posted a link below. Sometimes the best stories are told by the man who lived & wrote about them after all.
Larry Gatlin & Kris Kristofferson
Larry Gatlin’s song, Help Me has been recorded by some famous people – They don’t get bigger than Elvis Presley! A recent article talks about Larry Gatlin’s view about Kris’ journey that started in church & resulted in the now famous hit single. You can read the article here
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