Articles like this one bug me.
Kris Kristofferson is more than just an old country music star. The fact that he plays country music is not the problem nor is the fact that this is what he's doing nowadays. He's one of the great actors of his generation and he's way, way more than just a singer.
If would be nice once in a while to read something rooted in an understanding of who people are and what they have done. Anyone can look a Wiki page and see that he was a Rhodes Scholar. Not everyone can grasp the fact that this was a man who wrote scores of great songs and performed in films at a high level.