Songwriter Series

Classic Country Singles: “Sunday Morning Coming Down”

Industry Honors:

Country Music Hall of Fame, 2004

Songwriters Hall of Fame, 1985

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, 1977

ACM Pioneer Award, 2006

Grammy Awards

  • Country Song: “Help Me Make it Through the Night”, 1972
  • Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group: “From the Bottle to the Bottom” (with Rita Coolidge), 1974
  • Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group: “Lover Please” (with Rita Coolidge), 1976

Country Music Association Awards

  • Song: “Sunday Morning Coming Down”, 1970

Academy of Country Music Awards

  • Single: “Highwayman”, 1986

RIAA Certifications:



  • The Silver Tongued Devil and I, 1971
  • Me and Bobby McGee, 1971
  • Jesus Was a Capricorn, 1972
  • Full Moon (with Rita Coolidge), 1973
  • Songs of Kristofferson, 1977
  • The Highwaymen, 1985



  • Why Me, 1973

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