Dolly Parton Wishes Kris Kristofferson a Happy Birthday (Photo)

The two country music legends are longtime friends, and they collaborated on several occasions back in the day. To mark his birthday, the “Queen of Country Music” sent him a message on social media.

On June 22, actor and singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson turned 83 years old, and it didn’t go unnoticed for 73-year-old Dolly Parton, who took to her Twitter account to share a throwback photo of the two and wish him well.

“Wishing my pal Kris Kristofferson a very happy birthday!” the “Jolene” singer captioned the picture that showed Kristofferson resting his hand on Parton’s shoulder decades ago, with the two smiling at the camera.

Parton and Kristofferson have been associated acts since back in the 1970s, and they have not only recorded and performed together, but they have also shared the screen in more than one occasion.

Despite his old age and his struggle with Lyme Disease’s since the early 2000s, Kristofferson remains active, not only as a musician, but as an actor with more than 100 credits, the last one as recently as 2018.

Born into a military family, Kristofferson had to break through his father’s resistance to him pursuing a career in music, but he finally made up his mind and moved to Nashville, Tennessee to follow his dream.

Kristofferson landed a job as a janitor at Columbia Recording Studios and made his way to become one of his generation’s most celebrated songwriters.

In 1970 he won the CMA Song of the Year Award, and he was also granted a Golden Globe award as Best Actor for his leading role in the 1976 version of “A Star is Born” opposing Barbra Streisand.

Just like Parton, 77-year-old Streisand also developed a good friendship with Kristofferson after working with him, and their bond stays strong to this day, as a recent Instagram post by the actress and singer proved.

“It was so wonderful to see my friend Kris who stopped by yesterday. Stay tuned...” Streisand captioned a picture of herself posing alongside Kristofferson back in April.

Streisand’s caption teased the possibility of an upcoming collaboration between her and Kristofferson being in the works 43 years after co-starring in “A Star is Born.”

Despite his old age and his struggle with Lyme Disease’s since the early 2000s, Kristofferson remains active, not only as a musician but as an actor with more than 100 credits, the last one as recently as 2018.

Kristofferson’s legacy in country music is currently on display in a commemorative exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and it will remain open to the public at least until February 2021.

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