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Kris Kristofferson, the Strangers & Clyde R Horn October 2018

Kris Kristofferson is on tour with the Strangers. TheKristofferson Strangers Tour 2018 is underway. Kris uses elevators  – But more about that later. What a year it’s been. Despite fires threatening property & lives, the guys have hit the road & other than a short break – they’ve stayed on it. The Girls  Respect & great love for the women that keep the bellies full & the wheels turning – Lisa, Judy & whoever else supports the machine of life on the road.  We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We know that you are the heartbeat that keeps life on the road – Well …. Human. It must be hard sharing your men with fans who love what they do on stage while jobs pile up around the house. We get it. We are so very grateful for every note, tune and word. We know what you do & we appreciate all of your selfless love & care. The Guys We finally managed to get a photograph of the all of the guys together. No easy task – Usually at least one is hidden behind their keys, fiddle or drums. (Thanks to the Pilgrim) Kris Kristofferson with the Strangers – Redding, Saturday 27 October The Fans Fans are AWESOME. We are also everywhere.  Clyde R Horn was out with his wife at a gig a few weeks ago.  He told us, “Kris, my wife and I shared an elevator at Thunder Valley Casino in California a number of weeks ago. A simple nod from both of us on the way down to the lobby was all that was needed. Deep respect for such a creative human.”  Respect to you and your wife, Clyde. Without ears to hear, music would be pointless. It’s people like you that inspire artists to write.  Keeping up Europe loved Scott Joss & Jeff Ingraham & Doug Colosio.  It’s been a fantastic year. The European Tour was a huge hit – Keep up with our fan pix and vids Scott Joss’ new album is out

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Fans Speak

Kris Kristofferson Fans Speak Out Kris Kristofferson has opinions – Strong ones. Some of his fans do, too. We have asked them for their thoughts on a few topics. What do Kris Kristofferson fans think about ….  The Star is Born remake  Agree? Disagree? Tell us.      …about Kris’ hangouts & Haunts My brother-in-law lives in Austin and I remember many years ago when we were there with him we went to Threadgill’s and he told me the history of it and Janis. I do not know if it is still there but he said,  “Come here a minute because I have to show you something …”  In one of the back rooms was a portrait and there was a sheet over it. He picked it up and it was a portrait of Janis in a pretty revealing see-through top –   it was just beautiful. I imagine the picture was covered up at the time because it was being advertised just like home cooking in a family restaurant.  I have no idea where it is now in the restaurant or even if it’s still there. Great food by the way!!!  Sheila Tatar     Checkout our Pics & Vids & Our Fan Mail  Featured image is CC & Attributed

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Kris Kristofferson talks – Life, Career & Friends

Kris Kristofferson talks about his Early life, Career & friends Ireland. 7/8/2010 Kris Kristofferson talks freely about Ireland, growing up, military service, Rhodes, influences, helicopters, oil rigs, Texas, Germany, Janice Joplin, Johnny Cash & his life after losing June, Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart, Steve Bruton & more.  Ireland’s always been good to me, they like poets & drunks “Nearly as good as an Irish audience” – said at a concert at the Royal Albert Hall Grew up on the Mexican Border Dad was in the army, then airforce, then flew for PanAm so Kris was used to the road but liked Texas Got a degree at Rhodes, was reading for his next when he joined the army – Which he liked Flew helicopters, went to jump school, Ranger school then to Germany for 3 years Flew helicopters to the rigs for a week to earn money, then tried to sell songs for week on/off Got 8 kids & a bunch of grandkids Mentions Janice Joplin & Sam Peckinpah Johnny Cash, Columbia, pitching songs.  Johnny Cash made Sunday Morning Comin’ Down the song of the year The Highwaymen “Johnny never got to be just normal life-size to me – He was always bigger than that.” “After June died he was still working & he was still recording but I could tell he wasn’t gonna stick around very long.” John was heartbroken. They were so in love. Worked, played & had a child together Gone within months & that’s probably good. He was more comfortable going off to where she is. Grew to like acting – Got to work with a lot of great people. Lucky as I had no training Whatever worked on stage worked in films They don’t hire old men anymore – (Grin) Crazy Heart – Was Jeff Bridges role based on Kris? “I was never quite that drunk .. nor overweight. (Grins) Jeff worked with Steve Bruton who got sick and died “i haven’t been able to watch it because of that.”

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Kris’ Quote – Artist’s Eye and a Human Heart – New book –

Kris’ Quote, Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride Kris Kristofferson writes. That is what he does. Sure, he sings, acts, raises his voice & money in support of causes that he believes in – But most of all – he writes. Peter Cooper writes, too. The title of his book makes me smile. Johnny’s Cash and Charley’s Pride: Lasting Legends and Untold Adventures in Country Music     Kris Kristofferson Quote A Kris Kristofferson quote on the back cover of Peter Cooper’s book says, “Peter Cooper looks at the world with an artist’s eye and a human heart and soul.”     Why I am Ordering this Book Kris Kristofferson gave the author the thumbs up. That alone sold me.  Endorsements include Hank Williams Jr Tom T. Hall (member Country Music Hall of Fame) John Prine (member Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame)  American Songwriter magazine & The author was a journalist for The Tennessean, &  is a senior director, producer, and writer at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Peter Cook chronicles his experiences with legends and others in the country music scene. hence the subtitle –  Lasting Legends and Untold Adventures in Country Music Most of all, I want to read stories & tales that include Cowboy Jack Clement, Waylon Jennings, Chet Atkins, Johnny Cash, Charley Pride & many others – Especially, Kris Kristofferson. A recent article by Tim Gianni (the author’s ex-Boss & close friend) says Peter Cooper is  “A musician who has a few albums out himself, he relished every moment, every opportunity, to spend time with Music City’s finest citizens, listening to their tales.” The book is “a human-flavored read that begins with Cowboy Jack Clement ………..and ends with Waylon Jennings talking to him about Chet Atkins after that great guitarist, RCA exec and Nashville innovator had died.” Quotes the author saying,  “I spent a lot of time off the clock around Cowboy Jack Clement and Tom T. Hall and Kris Kristofferson, because I recognized they were extraordinary people and because I’m selfish, and I wanted to hear the things that they had to say when I wasn’t writing for publication.” & “I wrote it as if I was talking to someone at the Three Crow Bar who had just happened in and sat at the bar stool next to me.”   & Mr. Cooper wrote & wrote – 253 pages in all,  framed in 19 Chapters. Browse the SHOP Subscribe – Look right –  (No spam ever) If you read this book, please contact us if you have a review to share.       Credits & Citations: Article by Tim Gianni , Amazon Reviews, Notes from the book cover.   

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Kris Pays Tribute to Fred Foster August 2016

Recording Academy’s Grammy Salute To Music Legends – 14 October 2016 on PB What a night! While Kris Kristofferson pays tribute to Fred Foster, Martina McBride posted the following about her tribute to her hero – Linda Ronstadt. Kris Kristofferson pays tribute to Fred Foster tonight … but these two men, legends in their right, go way, way back. More about Kris & Fred here – (Columbine & Monument in the early days)  Martina McBride, Kris Kristofferson, Don Was, Shelby Lynne and JD Souther were performers and presenters for The Recording Academy’s Grammy Salute To Music Legends, an all-star concert to honour The Academy’s Special Merit Awards recipients for 2016, that aired Friday, Oct. 14 at 9 p.m. on PB Kris kristofferson Kristofferson and Shelby Lynne treated the audience to a performance of “Me and Bobby McGee,” – Shelby Lynne continued on with a take on “Oh Pretty Woman.” The full article here Martina McBride tweeted about the article on the night. She said – Can’t believe I sang for one of my heroes. See me honor Linda Ronstadt on Grammy Salute To Music Legends on 10/14! https://t.co/HGS5R2xzn8 — Martina McBride (@martinamcbride) August 30, 2016

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