Kris Kristofferson Will Be Recognized as BMI Icon in November

Kris Kristofferson will be recognized as a BMI Icon at the BMI Country Awards in Nashville on Nov. 10. The ceremony will also honor the songwriters of the year’s most-performed country songs. The Icon designation is given to BMI songwriters and artists who have had “a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” Kristofferson’s catalog will also be the subject of a musical tribute during the ceremony. His extensive writing credits include “For the Good Times,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” “Lovin’ Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again),” “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down” and “Why Me.”