Kristofferson*, Jennings*, Cash*, Nelson*, The Highwaymen – Live Highwaymen
American singer, songwriter and actor, born 22 June 1936 in Brownsville, Texas, USA.
Both a respected recording artist and songwriter - among his best known compositions are "Me And Bobby McGee" (1969), "For The Good Times" (1970) and "Help Me Make It Through The Night" (1970) - he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2004.
Kristofferson is also well known for his left-wing views, making him something of a misfit in the American country scene.
Kristofferson was married to Rita Coolidge (2nd marriage) from 1973 until 1980. He's been married to Lisa Kristofferson, née Meyers, (3rd marriage) since 1983 and they have five children. One daughter is Kelly Kristofferson.
American Country singer.
Born: June 15, 1937, Littlefield, Texas
Died: February 13, 2002, Chandler, Arizona
Jennings first played guitar at age eight and first performed at age twelve on KVOW radio, after which he formed his first band, The Texas Longhorns. Jennings left high school at age sixteen, determined to become a musician, and bounced around as a performer and DJ on KVOW, KDAV, KYTI, KLLL, in Coolidge, Arizona, and Phoenix.
In 1958, Buddy Holly arranged Jennings's first recording session, and hired him to play bass. Jennings gave up his seat on the ill-fated flight in 1959 that crashed and killed Holly, J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson and Ritchie Valens.
Jennings formed a rockabilly club band, The Waylors, which became the house band at "JD's", a club in Scottsdale, Arizona. He recorded for Trend (9) and some other indie labels then for A&M Records, but did not achieve success until moving to RCA Victor
His career turning point became the critically acclaimed album Honky Tonk Heroes written mostly by Billy Joe Shaver. During the 1970s, Jennings was instrumental in the inception of outlaw country and with Willie Nelson, Tompall Glaser, and his wife, Jessi Colter recorded country music's first platinum album, Wanted! The Outlaws
In the 80s he joined the country supergroup The Highwaymen with Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Johnny Cash, which released three albums between 1985 and 1995. During that period, Jennings released the successful album Will The Wolf Survive.
He toured less after 1997 to spend more time with his family. Between 1999 and 2001, his appearances were limited by health problems. He joined another super group, Old Dogs with Bobby Bare, Jerry Reed, and Mel Tillis with songs mostly written by Shel Silverstein. In 2001, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2007, he was posthumously awarded the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award by the Academy of Country Music.
He was married to Jessi Colter they had a son, Shooter Jennings. His step daughter is Jennifer Jennings, step grandson Struggle Jennings and step great grand daughter Brianna Harness
American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, born February 26, 1932 in Kingsland, Arkansas, USA; died September 12, 2003 in Baptist Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
He was married to country singer June Carter. Tommy Cash is his younger brother. Joanne Cash is his younger sister. Roy Cash Sr. is his older brother. Roy Cash Jr. is his nephew. Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash is his daughter, from his first marriage with Vivian Liberto. Stepfather of singer-songwriter Carlene Carter (daughter of June Carter and her first husband Carl Smith (3)).
Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1977, the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1980, the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 (performer), and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2010.
American country singer-songwriter, born April 29, 1933 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Father of Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson.
From 1963 to 1971 he was married to Shirley Nelson.
Established Pendernales Recording Studio.
Country supergroup featuring Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson. The first two albums released by the group, as well as the majority of their singles, were not credited to "The Highwaymen," but to "Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson". Please see: