Kris Kristofferson To Tour U.S.

Singer/songwriter backed by Steve Earle, Mark Knopfler and Jackson Browne on new album.

Country singer/songwriter Kris Kristofferson ("Me and Bobby McGee," "Help Me Make It Through the Night") will start a U.S. tour Oct. 16 in Fort Worth, Texas. The tour, which includes club and casino dates, will support The Austin Sessions, released Aug. 24, which features new recordings of Kristofferson's best-known songs. Country-rocker Steve Earle, former Dire Straits guitarist Mark Knopfler, country star Vince Gill and singer/songwriters Marc Cohn and Jackson Browne all sing or play on the album.