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RIP Billy Joe Shaver

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Oct 28, 2020.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

  2. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Bad week for three-name troubadours.
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  3. Tighthead

    Tighthead Well-Known Member

    Shot a man in the face in Lorena, Texas, and beat the rap.

    Waylon cut a whole album of Shaver songs, Honky Tonk Heroes.

    Almost died when he had a heart attack on stage at Gruene Hall.

    Lost his son Eddie, a well known guitarist, to an overdose. Todd Snider sang about it in Waco Moon.

    A full life.
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  4. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

    David Allan Coe needs to be careful.
  5. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Nah, he's the country version of Keith Richards.
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  6. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    "His personal life was full of high drama: He married the same woman three times, survived a heart attack onstage, broke his neck on his wedding night, and was acquitted of a shooting incident in 2007, in which he reportedly asked the victim, “Where do you want it?” However, Shaver was also a man of deep faith, and wrote and recorded many gospel songs."

    There's got to be one helluva story there.

    Rest well, Outlaw.
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  7. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    Somebody check on Robert Earl Keen.
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  8. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    Look in on Jimmie Dale Gilmore while you're at it.
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  9. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

  10. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

    He wrote an autobiography with the help of Wall Street Journal reporter Brad Reagan. It's not available on Amazon, eBay or BetterWorldBooks. You can buy a print-on-demand version through the University of Texas Press.

    Honky Tonk Hero By Billy Joe Shaver
  11. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

    Also, this:

    The Ballad of Billy Joe Shaver
  12. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    "Screw you, you ain't worth passin' through."

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