Music fans will have a new incentive to be couch potatoes at least once a week, thanks to the addition of singer, songwriter and actor Kris Kristofferson to the third season of "Troubadour, TX."
Beginning in late September, Kristofferson, 77, will appear weekly as a segment host for the award-winning, 22-episode series that features numerous country artists as they chase their dream and others who live the dream of a career in music.
During his time on the program, which is broadcast nationally, Kristofferson will share personal stories of his life as a singer-songwriter, the influence of Texas music and artists and offer his personal perspective related to the challenging journey of artists. He will also star in a one-hour music special that's presented by "Troubadour, TX."
"Having Kris Kristofferson as a part of the series and featured in a one-hour music special is an incredible honor,” Carl Kornmeyer, COO of LBK Entertainment and executive producer of the show, said in a July 24 correspondence. “He is a musical poet, a legend and a true troubadour."
The winner of 17 Telly Awards, the docu-reality series is shot on location primarily in Texas. Meanwhile, Kristofferson, who 's now touring in support of his latest album, "Feeling Mortal," is considered to be the ideal host/troubadour to add commentary to the show.
A native of Brownsville, Texas, Kristofferson's created and navigated an extraordinary music career that includes induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2004 and winning a Grammy award early in his career. He's best known for hit such as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “For the Good Times,” “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down,” “Why Me Lord” and “Help Me Make it Through the Night.”
He is the sole writer for most of his songs but has collaborated throughout the years with various Nashville music greats, including best friends Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Janis Joplin and many others.
Moreover, the Rhodes scholar has also had a distinguished acting career, starring in nearly a hundred films, including “Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid,” “A Star is Born,” “Planet of the Apes,” “Blade” and “Joyful Noise.”