Kris Kristofferson (born June 22, 1936) is an actor as well as one of the most influential singer/songwriters in country music. He is best known for hits like 'Me and Bobby McGee' and 'Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down', and his association with the late Johnny Cash. Kristofferson's first major hit as a singer was 'Why Me' in 1970. It was awarded 'Country Song of the Year'. Almost everybody seems to have recorded his song 'Help Me Make It Through The Night' and perhaps also his song 'Me and Bobby McGee' but the latter was particularly made famous by Janis Joplin before she died.