Kris Kristofferson Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

14th June 2016

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.

22nd May 2015

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.

14th November 2013

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.

21st June 2012

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.

13th June 2012

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.

28th February 2012

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.

6th February 2012

Fact: Country legend Kris Kristofferson's son Jody is in training to become a Wwe wrestler.

19th July 2011

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.

19th July 2011

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'.

2nd May 2011

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.

20th September 2010

Fact: Newlywed Eddie Vedder, Bobby Womack and Kris Kristofferson are among the stars who have recorded guest spots on Ronnie Wood's new solo album I Feel Like Playing.

11th March 2010

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.

10th March 2010

Quote: "If God made anything better than women, he kept them it for himself." Country music legend Kris Kristofferson loves females.

27th August 2009

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).

20th March 2009

Fact: THE WRESTLER star Mickey Rourke has shot a cameo for country star John Rich's new video SHUTTIN' DETROIT DOWN. Music legend Kris Kristofferson also appears in the promo.

22nd June 2007

Fact: Kris Kristofferson is the Country Music Hall of Fame's artist-in-residence this year (07).

21st May 2007

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.

15th June 2006

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.

14th March 2006

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.

25th October 2005

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>

24th October 2005

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>

24th October 2005

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>

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