Country music legend Kris Kristofferson quietly retired last year, according to a release from his longtime publicist. The news comes alongside the announcement that the 84-year-old’s estate will have management representation by Morris Higham Management. The musician’s son, John Kristofferson will now oversee the family’s businesses, and will work alongside MHM and publicist Tamara Saviano to “spearhead special projects” and manage Kristofferson’s independent label, KK Records.
In the release, John Kristofferson says the team will “bring the full depth of his songwriting to a new generation The name has always been synonymous with songwriting as an art, and we’re excited to reintroduce his work to new and old fans alike. We have many exciting projects in the works and I look forward to getting them out into the world The iconic singer-songwriter’s 55-year career included writing and recording “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down,” as well as film roles in 1973’s “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid” and 1976’s “A Star Is Born.