Kris Kristofferson and John Prine, two master songwriters of country and folk music, hit the stage at San Diego Civic Theatre. Kristofferson first made a name for himself as a songwriter, with tunes like "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down" and "Me and Bobby McGee" becoming hits for Johnny Cash and Janis Joplin. His debut album in 1970 proved he could sing too, and more soon-to-be-classic songs followed, including "For the Good Times" and "Help Me Make It Through the Night." A Country Music Hall of Famer, Kristofferson later teamed up with Cash, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings to form the supergroup The Highwaymen. Kristofferson knows another songwriter when he sees one; he discovered John Prine in a Chicago bar and helped him record his debut, which Rolling Stone ranked among its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Prine's songs are simultaneously hilarious and heartbreaking, and have prompted Bob Dylan to remark, "Nobody but Prine could write like that."
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