Kris Kristofferson

Host Bob Edwards talks with singer/songwriter Kris Kristofferson about his new CD, The Austin Sessions (Atlantic Records). On this collection of some of Kristofferson's most well-known songs, he's joined by other musicians who are some of his biggest fans ... everyone from Jackson Browne to Mark Knopfler. Kristofferson talks with Bob about his early songwriting career, pitching songs to Johnny Cash and writing hits like "Sunday Mornin' Comin Down" and "Help Me Make It Through The Night." (8:59) Due to Internet rights issues, this segment has been modified from its original broadcast form.

Copyright © 1999 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required.

Copyright © 1999 NPR. All rights reserved. No quotes from the materials contained herein may be used in any media without attribution to NPR. This transcript is provided for personal, noncommercial use only, pursuant to our Terms of Use. Any other use requires NPR's prior permission. Visit our permissions page for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.