Legendary country star Kris Kristofferson will release his first collection of new material in four years, "Feeling Mortal," on Jan. 29, 2013.
Kristofferson is a Country Music Hall of Famer who ranks among the most versatile of American talents. He’s been a Golden Gloves boxer, a Rhodes scholar, a college football player, an acclaimed actor, a military officer, a helicopter pilot, a Grammy-winner, and an icon. "Feeling Mortal" is produced by Don Was, and is part of a twilight years trilogy, which follows 2009's "Closer to the Bone" and 2006's "This Old Road."
"Going back to the beginning, the songs have been reflections of where I was at that point in my life," Kristofferson says in a press release. "I always try to be as honest as I can in the songwriting, otherwise there’s no point in doing it: I might as well be doing an advertising job or something. And what I'm finding, to my pleasant surprise at this age, is that I'm more inclined to laughter than tears. I hope I'll feel this creative and this grateful until they throw dirt over me."
The now 76-year-old Kristofferson did not always imagine this would be so. "If I look like a mean old man, that's what I am,” he sang, back when he was still immortal and when he was sometimes a mean-feeling younger man. But now he's mostly truthful and thankful, as he sings, "For the laughter and the loving/ That I'm living with today."
Feeling Mortal Track List:
1. Feeling Mortal
2. Mama Stewart
3. Bread For The Body
4. You Don t Tell Me What To Do
5. Stairway To The Bottom
6. Just Suppose
8. My Heart Was The Last One To Know
9. The One You Chose
10. Ramblin Jack
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