Kris Kristofferson discography

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Kris Kristofferson discography
Releases
Studio albums 19
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 4
Singles 29
Collaboration albums 8
No.1 Single 1

This is a discography for American singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson.

Studio albums[edit]

1970s[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US Country US CAN
Kristofferson[A] 10 43
The Silver Tongued Devil and I
  • Release date: 1971
  • Label: Monument Records
4 21 22
  • US: Gold
Border Lord
  • Release date: February 1972
  • Label: Monument Records
6 41
Jesus Was a Capricorn
  • Release date: November 1972
  • Label: Monument Records
1 31 27
  • US: Gold
Spooky Lady's Sideshow
  • Release date: May 1974
  • Label: Monument Records
11 78 53
Who's to Bless and Who's to Blame
  • Release date: November 1975
  • Label: Monument Records
23 105
Surreal Thing
  • Release date: July 1976
  • Label: Monument Records
17 180
Easter Island
  • Release date: February 1978
  • Label: Monument Records
21 86
Shake Hands with the Devil
  • Release date: July 1979
  • Label: Monument Records
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s and 1990s[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
US Country CAN Country
To the Bone
  • Release date: January 1981
  • Label: Monument Records
Repossessed 31
Third World Warrior
  • Release date: March 6, 1990
  • Label: Mercury Records
A Moment of Forever
  • Release date: August 15, 1995
  • Label: Justice Records
The Austin Sessions 26 10
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2000s and 2010s[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Country US US Indie US Folk
This Old Road 36 172 14
Closer to the Bone
  • Release date: September 29, 2009
  • Label: New West Records
29 167 28
Feeling Mortal
  • Release date: January 29, 2013
  • Label: KK Records
28 38 9
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details
Live at the Philharmonic
  • Release date: 1992
  • Label: Monument Records
Broken Freedom Song:
Live from San Francisco
An Evening with Kris Kristofferson: The Pilgrim; Ch 77 - Union Chapel, London

Collaboration albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN
Full Moon
(with Rita Coolidge)
1 26 7
Breakaway
(with Rita Coolidge)
  • Release date: December 1974
  • Label: Monument Records
19 103 81
Natural Act
(with Rita Coolidge)
  • Release date: December 1978
  • Label: A&M Records
24 106
The Winning Hand
(with Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and Brenda Lee)
  • Release date: December 1982
  • Label: Monument Records
4 109
Music from Songwriter
(with Willie Nelson)
21 152
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US Country US CAN
Songs of Kristofferson
  • Release date: 1977
  • Label: Monument Records
8 45 35
  • US: Gold
The Essential Kris Kristofferson
  • Release date: 2004
  • Label: Monument Records
Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends:
The Publishing Demos
61
Playlist: The Very Best
of Kris Kristofferson
  • Release date: October 11, 2011
  • Label: Columbia Records
75
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

1960s—1970s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US Country US US AC CAN Country CAN CAN AC
1967 "Golden Idol" N/A
1970 "To Beat the Devil" Kristofferson
"Jody and the Kid" The Silver Tongued Devil and I
1971 "Lovin' Her Was Easier
(Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)
"
26 4 21 8
1972 "Josie" 70 63 69 Border Lord
"Jesus Was a Capricorn" 91 87 Jesus Was a Capricorn
"Jesse Younger" 72
1973 "Why Me" 1 16 28 1 19 23
1974 "I May Smoke Too Much" Spooky Lady's Sideshow
1975 "Easy, Come On" Who's to Bless and Who's to Blame
"The Year 2000 Minus 25"
1976 "It's Never Gonna Be The Same Again" Surreal Thing
1977 "Watch Closely Now" (with Barbra Streisand) 52 66 A Star Is Born (soundtrack)
1978 "Forever in Your Love" Easter Island
1979 "Prove It to You One More Time Again" 91 Shake Hands with the Devil
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s—2000s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country CAN Country
1980 "I'll Take Any Chance I Can With You" To the Bone
1981 "Nobody Loves Anybody Anymore" 68
"Here Comes That Rainbow Again" The Winning Hand
1982 "Put It off Until Tomorrow" (with Dolly Parton)
1984 "How Do You Feel About Foolin' Around"
(with Willie Nelson)
46 35 Music From Songwriter
1986 "They Killed Him" 67 53 Repossessed
1987 "Love Is The Way"
"El Coyote"
2006 "This Old Road" This Old Road
2009 "Closer to the Bone" Closer to the Bone
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles with Rita Coolidge[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country US US AC CAN Country CAN CAN AC
1971 "Taker" The Silver Tongued Devil and I
1973 "A Song I'd Like to Sing" 92 49 12 54 53 3 Full Moon
1974 "Loving Arms" 98 86 25 83 9
"Rain" 87 44 40 Breakaway
1975 "Lover Please" 42
"We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Notes[edit]

  • A ^Kristofferson was re-released in 1971 as Me and Bobby McGee

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American single certifications – Kris Kristofferson – Why Me". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH