After a six-decade career, Kris Kristofferson has quietly retired.
Music Row announced on Wednesday (Jan. 27) that Kristofferson’s estate is now being represented by Morris Higham Management and his son, John Kristofferson, is now leading the Kristoffersons’ family businesses.
“It’s been amazing to dig in to my dad’s catalog and history with this seasoned group of professionals. MHM and Tamara are experts on everything from old Nashville to the up-and-comers, and I can’t imagine a better partnership to bring the full depth of his songwriting to a new generation,” John Kristofferson says.
Kristofferson is known for writing the classics “Me And Bobby McGee,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” “Sunday Morning Coming Down,” and “For The Good Times.” He also enjoyed a successful film career, winning a Golden Globe in 1977 for Best Actor in A Star Is Born.
He will celebrate his 85th birthday on June 22nd and despite being retired, his son said, “We have many exciting projects in the works, and I look forward to getting them out into the world.”
Watch Kris Kristofferson perform “Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends” from what proved to be his final live performance.
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