Gene Watson Celebrates Kris Kristofferson’s 86th Birthday: Wednesday 22 June 2022

Gene Watson

On Wednesday 22 June 2022, Gene Watson celebrated Kris Kristofferson’s 86th birthday.

Kris Kristofferson

‘Today is Kris Kristofferson ‘s 86th birthday.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v=a1ihZCVUihA

Besides his acting career, and his own singing career, he wrote many huge hits, including this one for Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 – Monday 16 December 2013), ‘For The Good Times’
(No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in September 1970)

Happy Birthday, Kris!

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Kris Kristofferson: 'Kristofferson' (Monument Records, 1970)

Kris Kristofferson recorded ‘For The Good Times’ (written by Kris Kristofferson) and included the track on his self-titled debut album, ‘Kristofferson’ (Monument Records, 1970).

Ray Price: 'For The Good Times' (Columbia Records, 1970)

On Monday 16 March 1970Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 – Monday 16 December 2013) recorded ‘For The Good Times’ (written by Kris Kristofferson) and included the track on ‘For The Good Times’ (Columbia Records, 1970); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in September 1970, and was awarded ‘Song of The Year’ by the Academy of Country Music (ACM).

‘For The Good Times’, coupled with ‘Grazin’ in Greener Pastures’, which was written by Ray Pennington (Friday 22 December 1933 – Wednesday 7 October 2020), spent a total of nineteen weeks on the Billboard country music singles chart, and also reached No.11 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1970, becoming Ray Price‘s only release to hit the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart.

Ray Price‘s ‘For The Good Times’ (Columbia Records, 1970), which was awarded ‘Album of The Year’ by the Academy of Country Music (ACM), reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1970.

Gene Watson: 'Real.Country.Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016)

On Friday 26 February 2016, Gene Watson saw the release of ‘Real.Country.Music‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016); one of the included tracks was ‘Enough For You’, which was written by Kris Kristofferson.

Kris Kristofferson recorded ‘Enough For You’ (written by Kris Kristofferson) and included the track on ‘Jesus was a Capricorn’ (Monument Records, 1972).

Ray Price: 'She's Got to Be a Saint' (Columbia Records, 1973)

Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 – Monday 16 December 2013) recorded ‘Enough For You’ (written by Kris Kristofferson) and included the track on ‘She’s Got to Be a Saint’ (Columbia Records, 1973).

Brenda Lee recorded ‘Enough For You’ (written by Kris Kristofferson) and included the track on ‘Brenda Lee Now’ (MCA Records, 1974).

Dianne Steinberg: 'Dianne Steinberg' (Atlantic Records, 1974)

Dianne Steinberg recorded ‘Enough For You’ (written by Kris Kristofferson) and included the track on ‘Dianne Steinberg’ (Atlantic Records, 1974).

Billie Jo Spears (Friday 14 January 1938 – Wednesday 14 December 2011) recorded ‘Enough For You’ (written by Kris Kristofferson) and included the track on ‘Billie Jo’ (United Artists Records, 1975).


Note from Gene Watson
‘Enough for You’ (written by Kris Kristofferson)

‘This song was written by Kris Kristofferson and recorded by him, but it was an album cut by Billie Jo Spears (Friday 14 January 1938 – Wednesday 14 December 2011) when I first heard it and I’ve wanted to record for years.  I used to have this song on a Billie Jo Spears 8-track tape.

At a crucial point in the lyrics, the 8-track would change over and I never could quite get the words down.  By the time I reached out to Billie Jo, even she couldn’t recall the words to the song.  So it has taken me awhile to find the lyrics, but now seemed like just the right time to record it and it came off so well we made it the first single from the album’.