Country music star Kris Kristofferson retires

Country music star Kris Kristofferson retires

国家 music singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson has officially retired.

84-year-old musician quietly retired from a decades-long career in music in 2020.

Kristofferson’s official departure from music was subtly mentioned in the release shared by Music Row, 读: “The legendary songwriter and actor officially retired in 2020, leaving his son John Kristofferson to lead the family’s businesses.

Morris Higham Management has been tapped to take over representation of his estate while the artist’s son, John Kristofferson, is now overseeing the family business, the release states.

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Kris Kristofferson performs during Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park at Hyde Park on July 07, 2019 在伦敦, 英国. The 84-year-old officially retired in 2020, his team announced in a release this week.

Kris Kristofferson performs during Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park at Hyde Park on July 07, 2019 在伦敦, 英国. The 84-year-old officially retired in 2020, his team announced in a release this week. (Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

It’s been amazing to dig in to my dad’s catalog and history with this seasoned group of professionals,” John Kristofferson said in a statement. “The name has alwayas 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.

MHM President Clint Higham reacted to the news on Wednesday as well, calling theMe and Bobby McGee” 词曲作者 “the artist that every artist strives to be.

A rep for Kristofferson did not immediately respond to Fox News’ 征求意见.

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In addition to writing and performing hits, Kristofferson reached sex symbol status back in the 1970s, 和在 1971, he began a side career as an actor. 在 1977, he won a Golden Globe award for his role inA Star is Born.

在这个四月 12, 2019, 档案照片, Kris Kristofferson performs in concert at The American Music Theatre in Lancaster, 好. Kristofferson surprised customers when he performed with an acoustic guitar at a North Dakota bar after a band taped a request to the singer-songwriter's tour bus.

在这个四月 12, 2019, 档案照片, Kris Kristofferson performs in concert at The American Music Theatre in Lancaster, 好. Kristofferson surprised customers when he performed with an acoustic guitar at a North Dakota bar after a band taped a request to the singer-songwriter’s tour bus. (Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)

He also went on to star in the filmsSemi-Tough,” “Songwriter,” “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid,” “Lone Star,” “Blade,” 和 “The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea.

在 1985, the country star joined Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings to form the group The Highway Men.

Kristofferson’s official website notes that he touredincessantly” 这些年来, up until the 冠状病毒大流行 hit in 2020.

Kristofferson reflected on his rewarding career in both music and film to Fox News in 2013. 然后 77, the country artist said his career has feltvery surreal.

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He also discussed with us his struggle with memory loss.

I wish my memory weren’t so bad. They tell me its from all the football and boxing and the concussions that I got. A couple of years ago my memory just started going,” he lamented. “But I can remember my songs so I can perform, but other than that…”

Despite his health setbacks, he declared at the time, “The music is who I am.

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