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01/30/2013 02:13 pm ET

Kris Kristofferson Looks At Aging In New Album

“Being near the end of my life isn’t a sad thing to me,” singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson says. “I have so much to be grateful for.”

Kristofferson is only 76 and by no account is he unwell. But musicians age faster than regular folks -- Johnny Cash, his longtime friend and former bandmate in the outlaw country supergroup the Highwaymen, was ancient at 62 -- and these days, aging is very much on Kristofferson’s mind. Call him on the phone, and the conversation starts like this:

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