Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard are both great songwriters.  In fact, on a personal level, Kris Kristofferson is my favorite songwriter of all-time and, well, Merle Haggard is my favorite singer of all-time (and as a songwriter, Merle would be in my Top 5!).

Kris Kristofferson had a great classic, both country and gospel, with his iconic 'Why Me, Lord'.

In our 'Country Criss/Cross', we take a classic by one artist and see what another great artist can do with it.  So then....

Here's the legendary Merle Haggard singing the Kris Kristofferson classic 'Why Me, Lord'.