Sometime in the latter half of the last century, four icons (an overused word but worthy here) of “outlaw” country music decided to bring their talents together to form a super group and the world has benefitted ever since. Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson were known as the Highwaymen and never before or since have four more amazing songwriters and performers ever been together on the same stage – and that is no hyperbole.

I will always regret that I never got to see Mr. Cash or Mr. Jennings perform. However, Willie is still going strong and I had the great privilege to see Mr. Kristofferson perform a solo concert last month at the Uptown Theatre in Kansas City, MO – and what a treat it was.

Now in his 80s, Mr. Kristofferson’s voice has aged like a fine wine and adds a weary, wistful melancholy to his most enduring songs like Me and Bobby McGee, Sunday Morning Coming Down, Help Me Make It Through the Night, and especially For the Good Times.

Mr. Kristofferson’s songs have been recorded by hundreds of artists and his own recordings are legendary. If you don’t know his music, check him out on YouTube and you will see why he is so revered.

And if you ever have the chance to see him perform at this late point in his career: DO NOT PASS IT UP.

Learn more about the amazing life, career and legacy of Mr. Kris Kristofferson here.

See tour information (he’s all over Europe this summer including a sold out headline show at Glastonbury – totally worth the trip!) here.

Remember…

…freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose.