Music from Songwriter

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Music from Songwriter
Soundtrack album by Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson
Released October 1984
Genre Country
Length 39:45
Label Columbia
Producer Booker T. Jones
Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson chronology
The Winning Hand
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Music from Songwriter
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Music from Songwriter is a soundtrack album by Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson, released on Columbia Records in 1984 (see 1984 in music). It is the soundtrack to Songwriter, a film starring the two performers. Two of the songs on the record are duets, five are sung by Nelson and four by Kristofferson. "How Do You Feel About Foolin' Around" was released as a single and reached the country charts, and the album itself was nominated for an Academy Award, losing to Purple Rain. The album has been released on CD on 10 January 2011 on Wounded Bird Records.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "How Do You Feel About Foolin' Around" (Kristofferson, Stephen Bruton, Mike Utley) – 2:43
  2. "Songwriter" (Nelson) – 3:04
  3. "Who'll Buy My Memories?" (Nelson) – 3:31
  4. "Write Your Own Songs" (Nelson) – 3:16
  5. "Nobody Said It Was Going to Be Easy" (Nelson, Mickey Raphael) – 2:28
  6. "Good Times" (Nelson) – 3:37
  7. "Eye of the Storm" (Kristofferson) – 3:13
  8. "Crossing the Border" (Kristofferson) – 5:11
  9. "Down to Her Socks" (Kristofferson) – 2:51
  10. "Under the Gun" (Kristofferson, Glen Clark) – 6:18
  11. "Final Attraction" (Kristofferson) – 3:33

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 21
U.S. Billboard 200 152


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Music from Songwriter at AllMusic