This blog post is about the song “Loving Her Was Easier” by Kris Kristofferson, released in 1971 as part of his album “The Silver Tongued Devil and I”. The song is a romantic ballad that describes a lover in poetic terms, using images from nature and expressions of intimacy. The song was written and composed by Kristofferson himself, who also recorded and performed it live on several occasions.

The song was not only a hit for Kristofferson, but also for other artists who covered it, such as Roger Miller, Tompall & the Glaser Brothers, Waylon Jennings, and Rosanne Cash. The song has been praised for its lyrical beauty and emotional depth, as well as its simple yet effective melody and arrangement. The song is considered one of Kristofferson’s signature songs and one of the classics of country music.

Some interesting facts about the song are:

– The song was inspired by Kristofferson’s relationship with singer Rita Coolidge, whom he married in 1973 and divorced in 1980.
– The song reached number 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 4 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks charts in the US, and number 21 on the RPM Top Singles and number 8 on the RPM Adult Contemporary charts in Canada.
– The song was featured in the 1972 film Cisco Pike, starring Kristofferson as a musician who gets involved with a corrupt cop.
– The song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 1972, but lost to “Help Me Make It Through the Night”, another song written by Kristofferson.

Video