As an artist and as a songwriter Kris Kristofferson holds a special place in country music history. THE ESSENTIAL KRIS KRISTOFFERSON is a definitive 2-CD career spanning compilation of Kris's best-loved recordings. Album tracks include "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," "Just the Other Side of Nowhere," "Darby's Castle." Higher education and loads of life experience gave this immensely talented songwriter a vast palette. His songs have been covered by over 500 artists, and this 2-CD anthology collects all his essentials: Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again); Jesus Was a Capricorn; Why Me; Me and Bobby McGee; Highwayman (with Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash); For the Good Times , and 31 more!