Kris Kristofferson

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by Kris Kristofferson

Biography

Kristoffer Kristofferson, 22 June 1936, Brownsville, Texas, USA. Kristofferson, a key figure in the ‘New Nashville’ country movement of the early 70s, began his singing career in Europe. Previously a Golden Gloves boxer and a Creative Literature student at Ponoma College in California, Kristofferson earned a Rhodes scholarship to study literature at Oxford University, England. In 1958 he briefly performed for impresario Larry Parnes as Kris Carson, while for five years he sang and... Read more

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country
singer-songwriter
folk
classic country
americana
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