Some singers don't have to wait long at all to get on TV. In fact, these days it seems many even begin their careers under the national television lights. Others have to wait five decades. The latter is the case for country / outlaw singer / songwriter Billy Joe Shaver. But Shaver's wait ends tonight.
Some singers don't have to wait long at all. In fact, today it seems many even begin their careers with national television debuts, others have to wait five decades. The latter is the case for country / outlaw singer / songwriter Billy Joe Shaver.
More than four decades after his debut album, 'Old Five and Dimers Like Me', Billy Joe Shaver continues to create great music. The outlaw country legend's newest offering, 'Long in the Tooth' is out this summer, and on at least one track, he'll be enlisting help from his longtime friend, Willie Nelson.
The new song, "Hard to be an Outlaw," from Billy Joe and Willie will be on Shaver's first studio album in seven years, the project is titled "Long in the Tooth." And yes, the song is a jab at modern country music.
Billy Joe Shaver is one of the original outlaw country singer-songwriters. He's a songwriting legend who has had his songs covered hundreds - if not thousands - of times, including the Allman Brothers, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan and countless others. And as one of the most colorful characters in music, Shaver also makes for a pretty interesting interview.
Kevin Fowler, Deryl Dodd, Billy Joe Shaver and Mike McClure are just a few of the legends and superstars of the Texas music scene that will congregate for Larry Joe Taylor's 7th annual 'Rhymes & Vines Music Festival' September 20-22 at Melody Mountain Ranch in Stephenville. This 3-day event combines live music from some of LJT's closest friends, a homebrew and wine maker competition, cooking d