Quote: "I had the highest respect for him. Knowing him and Willie and Waylon and Johnny Cash - that's been one of the biggest blessings in my life." Kris Kristofferson pays tribute to late pal Merle Haggard.
Quote: "Kris (Kristofferson) is not only an iconic actor and singer, he's also one of the nicest men I've ever met on set. He's so humble, generous, and talented. I remember the last day we were working together, the producers organised a little party in the bar in Durango, Mexico where we were filming, and he sung acoustic with his guitar for an hour and a half for us." Actor Olivier Martinez sings the praises of his Texas Rising co-star Kris Kristofferson.
Quote: "A couple of years ago, my memory just started going. I can remember my songs so I can perform, but other than that..." Veteran singer/songwriter Kris Kristofferson admits that years of bangs and concussions from his days as a footballer and boxer are beginning to take their toll on him.
Fact: Kris Kristofferson, Lucinda Williams and Jackson Browne will pay tribute to ailing country legend Glen Campbell at one of the Wichita Lineman singer's final California shows at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday (24Jun12). Campbell, who is battling the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease, is currently on his farewell tour.
Quote: "I don't think I've gotten into somebody else's music since Janis (Joplin) and I think, maybe, she even sings better." Country music legend Kris Kristofferson on little-known singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile. The A Star is Born star agreed to play a drunk in Carlile's new video for new single That Wasn't Me.
Fact: Kenny Chesney, Kris Kristofferson and Chris Cornell are among the stars who will perform at a tribute concert to mark late country icon Johnny Cash's 80th birthday in April (12). Lucinda Williams, Ray LaMontagne and Lucinda Williams have also joined the star-studded line-up for We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash on 20 April (12) in Austin, Texas.
Fact: Country legend Kris Kristofferson's son Jody is in training to become a Wwe wrestler.
Quote: "It might look like it was hard to live with, but it wasn't, because I was around people that I respected... I was sweeping floors and emptying ashtrays, but I was emptying George Jones' ashtrays, and sweeping the floor after Bob Dylan or Johnny Cash recorded." Kris Kristofferson on working as a janitor at Columbia Studios in Nashville, Tennessee.
Fact: Country legend Kris Kristofferson wants the first three lines of pal Leonard Cohen's classic Bird on a Wire engraved on his tombstone: 'Like a bird on a wire/Like a drunk in the midnight choir/I have tried in my way to be free'.
Fact: Country legend Kris Kristofferson replaced Loretta Lynn at the Stagecoach festival in California at the weekend (01May11) when the Coal Miner's Daughter singer was forced to pull out with a knee injury.
Fact: Grizzled country music legend Kris Kristofferson wrote his hits Me & BOBBY MCGEE and HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT during lonely nights on oil rigs when he was a helicopter pilot flying personnel from rig to rig.
Quote: "If God made anything better than women, he kept them it for himself." Country music legend Kris Kristofferson loves females.
Fact: Rock 'n' roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis is set to mark his 75th birthday next month (Sep09) by releasing a new single. MEAN OLD MAN, which Lewis recorded with Kris Kristofferson, was made available for download on Tuesday (25Aug09).
Fact: Kris Kristofferson is the Country Music Hall of Fame's artist-in-residence this year (07).
Fact: Country legend Kris Kristofferson was honoured in Austin, Texas on Saturday (19May07) when he was presented with the Texas Legends award. The singer/songwriter and actor was feted for his contributions to the culture and music scene in the city.
Fact: Grizzled country greats Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings are to be honoured on Los Angeles' Rock Walk next month (JUL06). The two singer/songwriters will place their handprints into the cement on Sunset Boulevard, where peers like Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley have left their mark.
Fact: Colombian pop sensation Shakira has been approached to write the theme tune for the forthcoming drama Fast Food Nation. The RICHARD LINKLATER-directed adaptation of Eric Schlosser's best-selling book is set to star Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Kris Kristofferson, Greg Kinnear and Avril Lavigne.
Quote: <p>"In most of the films I've been doing lately I've noticed I've got either a brace on my leg or something to make me limp around. Unfortunately I'm not very good at walking with a cane." Kris Kristofferson isn't convince he can pass off ageing in his movies. </p>
Quote: <p>"People have told me ever since I've been doing films that we look alike." Kris Kristofferson thinks he's the perfect choice to play Kurt Russell's father in new family film DREAMER, despite being just 15 years his senior. </p>
Quote: <p>"It's unusual to find someone period, who can act - whether they're young or not. She is amazing. I felt that Bette Davis was probably like her as a little girl. She'll grow up to amaze us more... She's not a scary little rug rat." Kris Kristofferson has high praise for DREAMER co-star Dakota Fanning. </p>