Morris Higham Management (MHM) has signed the estate of Kris Kristofferson for management representation.
The legendary songwriter and actor officially retired in 2020, leaving his son John Kristofferson to lead the family’s businesses. Longtime Kristofferson friend and colleague Tamara Saviano remains as public relations director. They will work alongside MHM to spearhead special projects going forward, and will continue to manage the Kristofferson indie record label KK Records.
“Kristofferson is the artist that every artist strives to be,” says MHM President and Partner Clint Higham. “He is an artist’s artist. If Mount Rushmore had a place for songwriters, Kris would be on it.”
“It’s been amazing to dig in to my dad’s catalog and history with this seasoned group of professionals. MHM and Tamara are experts on everything from old Nashville to the up and comers, and I can’t imagine a better partnership to bring the full depth of his songwriting to a new generation. The name has always been synonymous with songwriting as an art, and we’re excited to reintroduce his work to new and old fans alike,” John Kristofferson says. “We have many exciting projects in the works and I look forward to getting them out into the world.”
Kristofferson has achieved remarkable success as a country songwriter since the 1970s, including writing the classics “Me And Bobby McGee,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” “Sunday Morning Coming Down,” and “For The Good Times.”
His renown as a songwriter and performer led to a flourishing career in film, including winning a Golden Globe in 1977 for Best Actor in A Star Is Born.
Kristofferson is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, and winner of the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is a recipient of the BMI Icon Award and GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award.
Kristofferson will celebrate his 85th birthday on June 22, 2021 with several special projects.
The estate joins MHM clients Kenny Chesney, Johnny Dailey, Brantley Gilbert, Ryan Griffin, Joey Hendricks, Brandon Lay, Barbara Mandrell, Louise Mandrell, the Roger Miller estate, Old Dominion, Carly Pearce, Michael Ray, Chase Wright, and Walker County.