US COUNTRY music legend Kris Kristofferson wowed his audience in Tamworth last night with his songwriting and storytelling.
The 76-year-old country singer-songwriter said, before the show, he looked forward to playing old and new songs for his Australian fans.
His latest offering, Feeling Mortal, Kristofferson’s 28th album, was recorded in three days.
About 800 fans from the region, North Coast, Sydney, Queanbeyan, Dubbo and beyond enjoyed seeing Kristofferson in intimate mode at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre playing hits including Me and Bobby McGee, Help Me Make it Through the Night, Sunday Morning Coming Down and For the Good Times.
He was joined by his daughter Kelly during the concert.
“I always try to be as honest as I can in the songwriting, and what I’m finding, to my pleasant surprise at this age, is that the words are more inclined to laughter than tears. I hope I’ll feel this creative and this grateful until they throw dirt over me,” he said.