The influential songwriter, singer and actor Kris Kristofferson turns 83 today

Kris Kristofferson penned the classic “Me And Bobby McGee”, which became his most well known song, but for a while, music wasn’t the direction he was following during his early years. We look back at Kristofferson’s life and career on the day he turns 83

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Johnny Cash plays a legendary live concert at the Folsom State Prison on this day in 1968

After his 1955 song “Folsom Prison Blues”, Johnny Cash had been interested in recording a performance at a prison and on January 13th, 1968 he finally played a live concert at the Folsom State Prison in California that became one of Rock and Country Music seminal moments

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Singer Brenda Lee turns 74 today

Brenda Lee is mostly remembered by her 1960 hit “I’m Sorry”, but prior to that song she already had scored nine consecutive Top 10 Hot 100 songs. The singer was one of the first Country Pop artists to successfuly achieve international fame. She was born on this day in 1944

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Kenny Rogers turns 80

There aren’t too many country singers that are able to cross successfully from that niche into the worldwide mainstream of Pop music charts, but for Kenny Rogers, that was never a problem

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