MARK AFTER DARK
Billy Joe Shaver, Singer-Songwriter and Hero of ‘Outlaw’ Country, Dies at 81...
Country music singer-songwriter Billy Joe Shaver, whom Willie Nelson once called “the greatest living songwriter,” died Wednesday in his native Texas at the age of 81. Shaver is reported to suffered a massive stroke at Ascension Providence Hospital in Waco, Texas.
Shaver rose to acclaim in 1973 with his debut album, “Old Five and Dimers Like Me,” and was often referred to as part of the “outlaw country” movement of the 1970s along with figures like Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings, both of whom recorded his songs.
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