Kris Kristofferson Biography: Wife, Age, Net Worth, Instagram, Songs, Wikipedia

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Kristoffer Kristofferson has been a prominent figure in the music industry, with a successful career as a country singer, songwriter, and actor.

His talent for songwriting is evident in his many hits, including “Me and Bobby McGee,” “For the Good Times,” “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down,” and “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” which have been covered by other notable artists.

Despite his retirement, Kristofferson’s impact on the country music genre continues to be recognized and celebrated.


  • Full Name: Kristoffer Kristofferson
  • Stage Name: Kris Kristofferson
  • Born: June 22, 1936
  • Age: 87 years old
  • Birthplace: Brownsville, Texas
  • Nationality: America
  • Occupation: Singer
  • Height: 1.83m
  • Parent: Lars Henry Kristofferson, Mary Ann Ashbrook
  • Siblings: Karen Kirschenbauer, Kraigher Kristofferson
  • Spouse: Fran Beer, Rita Coolidge, Lisa Meyers
  • Children: Tracy Kristofferson, Kris Jr Kristofferson, Jesse Kristofferson, Jody Kristofferson, Johnny Kristofferson, Kelly Kristofferson, Blake Kristofferson
  • Relationship: married
  • Net Worth: $50 million

Early Life And Education

Kristoffer Kristofferson was born in Brownsville, Texas, on June 22, 1936, to his parents, Lars Henry Kristofferson and Mary Ann Ashbrook.

He grew up with two siblings, Karen Kirschenbauer and Kraigher Kristofferson. After completing his undergraduate degree at Pomona College in California, he studied literature at Oxford University.


Kristofferson began writing songs while serving in the military. After leaving in 1965, he moved to Nashville to pursue his songwriting career.

His first big break came when Johnny Cash recorded his song “Me and Bobby McGee” in 1969. This led to other artists, such as Janis Joplin and Jerry Lee Lewis, covering his songs. This catapulted Kristofferson’s career and made him a sought-after songwriter.

Some of Kristofferson’s most famous songs include “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” “For the Good Times,” and “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down.”

He was also known for his introspective lyrics, gravelly voice, and exploration of social and political themes in his music.

His albums, such as “Kristofferson” (1970) and “The Silver Tongued Devil and I” (1971), established him as a significant artist in the early 1970s, launching his successful recording career.

Kristofferson’s talents extended beyond just music. He also succeeded as an actor, making a name for himself in Hollywood.

His big break came in 1973 with his role in “Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid,” and he went on to star in other notable films such as “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” (1974), “A Star Is Born” (1976), and “Blade” (1998).

Awards and Nominations

Grammy Awards:

  • 2014: Won – Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2017: Nominated – Best Americana Album for “The Cedar Creek Sessions”
  • 1991: Nominated – Best Country Vocal Collaboration for “Highwayman 2” (shared with Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings)
  • 1986: Nominated – Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “Highwayman” (shared with Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings)
  • 1976: Won – Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group for “Lover Please” (shared with Rita Coolidge)

Academy of Country Music Awards:

  • 2014: Won – Poet’s Award
  • 2006: Won – Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award
  • 1986: Nominated – Country Music Video of the Year for “The Highwaymen: Highwayman” (shared with Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings)
  • 1986: Nominated – Album of the Year for “Highwayman” (shared with Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings)
  • 1986: Won – Single Record of the Year for “Highwayman” (shared with Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings)

Other Awards:

  • 2003: Spirit of Americana Free Speech Award from The Americana Music Association
  • 2004: Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame
  • 2006: Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame
  • 2007: CMT’s Johnny Cash Visionary Award
  • 2009: BMI Icon Award at the 57th annual BMI Country Awards (48 BMI Country and Pop Awards throughout his career)
  • Nominations: Country Music Association Award for Song of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Country Song, Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Juno Award for International Album of the Year

Social Media

  • Instagram handle:@kristofferson
  • Facebook handle: Kris Kristofferson

Personal Life

Kristofferson, 87, has been married three times throughout his life. His first marriage was to his high school sweetheart, Fran Beer, with whom he had two children, Tracy and Kris Jr.

Later on, he married famous singer Rita Coolidge, and their relationship was highly publicized. They had one daughter together, Casey Kristofferson.

Kristofferson is married to his third wife, Lisa Meyers, and they have five children together: Jesse, Jody, Johnny, Kelly, and Blake.


  • Kristofferson (1970)
  • The Silver Tongued Devil and I (1971)
  • Border Lord (1972)
  • Jesus Was a Capricorn (1972)
  • Spooky Lady’s Sideshow (1974)
  • Who’s to Bless and Who’s to Blame (1975)
  • Surreal Thing (1976)
  • Easter Island (1978)
  • Shake Hands with the Devil (1979)
  • To the Bone (1981)
  • Repossessed (1986)
  • Third World Warrior (1990)
  • A Moment of Forever (1995)
  • The Austin Sessions (1999)
  • This Old Road (2006)
  • Closer to the Bone (2009)
  • Feeling Mortal (2013)
  • The Cedar Creek Sessions (2016)

Net Worth

Kris Kristofferson has accumulated considerable wealth in his career.

While some reports state his net worth is around $50 million, others project it could reach as high as $160 million.

Regardless of the exact amount, it is clear that Kristofferson’s talent and hard work have led to significant financial success.

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