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Big Al reviews Kris Kristofferson show at the Ryman

Legendary Singer performs Why Me, Lord at the Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, TN and tells how he found salvation the night Larry Gatlin performed, and Columbians Big Al Owens and Suzanne Burton were there for the show.
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By Big Al Owens

Kris Kristofferson, legendary singer, songwriter, and movie star, performed Wednesday night, May 15, 2013, in Nashville, TN at the Ryman Auditorium, better known as the the Mother Church of Country Music, which Suzanne Burton and I attended.

After the show Kris and I were able to have a short conversation and I was photographed with him by Suzanne.

Kris penned Sunday Morning Comin Down, Me and Bobby McGee, Help Me Make It Through the Night, and Why Me, Lord.

Why Me was inspired by a song sung the night before at a church in Nashville by Larry Gatlin.

Kris told the story about how the night that Larry performed and how he was saved by our Lord as he accepted Jesus as his personal Savior.

Kris said after he was saved that he felt the need to write and record his song. Larry Gatlin was a surprise guest tonight and he performed his song that inspired Kris to change his life.

Kris is now 76 years young and still has a wonderful gift from our Lord of being blessed with a tremendous voice. His performance lasted about two hours. - Big Al Owens

This story was posted on 2013-05-16 05:50:58
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Big Al interviews Kris Kristofferson in Nashville, TN

2013-05-16 - 115 6th Avenue N, Nashville, TN - Photo by Suzanne Burton. Columbians Suzanne Burton and Big Al Owens attended a performance of Kris Kristofferson at the Ryman Auditorium last night in Nashville, TN. After the show, Big Al, left in right photo above was able to have a brief interview with the singing legend.
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