Country Music Legend Kris Kristofferson Officially Retires

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Kris Kristofferson is officially hanging it up.

The country music legend officially retired last year according to a new press release.

At 84-years-old, Kristofferson’s estate will be managed by Morris Higham Management, along with Kris’ son, John Kristofferson, who will now oversee the family’s businesses, including Kristofferson’s independent label, KK Records.

According to John, the team will “bring the full depth of his songwriting to a new generation.”

“The name has always been synonymous with songwriting as an art, and we’re excited to reintroduce his work to new and old fans alike. We have many exciting projects in the works and I look forward to getting them out into the world.”

In his 55-year career, Kris boats songwriting credits on iconic country tunes like “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down,” “Why Me,” and more. He starred in a number of movie roles and was also a member of the Highwaymen. Consisting of Kris, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash, the Highwaymen are considered one of the greatest musical supergroups of all time.

Enjoy your retirement Kris, it’s been one helluva career.

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