Kris Kristofferson Releases Stripped ‘Jody and the Kid’ With Chilling Twist

Laura Fedele

Legendary singer Kris Kristofferson is treating fans to an exceptionally exciting new release of a former hit, in which the tune will feature an incredible new sound that entirely strips the former elements that the 1971 cover contained. “Jody and the Kid”, originally performed by country singer Roy Drusky in 1968, and written by Kristofferson, who said to have been a struggling songwriter working as a janitor when he heard his compilation on the air, according to

He later went on to record his own version of the ballad, proudly placing the tune in his second album titled The Silver Tongued Devil and I. However, the song was far from being forgotten, as the singer has rerecorded his original cover to evoke an entirely new sound filled with chilling elements and nostalgia. 

It was in 1999 that Kristofferson released an album titled The Austin Sessions, in which he entirely revamped his former songs and covers to fit an entirely new mold. The album is set for rerelease on February 10, in which two new additions will be featured on the compilation, according to Rolling Stone. Fans were thrilled to catch wind of the reconstructed version of “Jody and the Kid” to be showcased on the album, melting at the song’s entirely new approach and essentially stripped down sound. 

This is definitely a new side of Kristofferson that we can’t get enough of! Fortunately, we have attached a preview of the song below for your enjoyment! Check out the lastest modification and tell us what you think!   

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