Billy Joe Shaver was a contributor to the “illegal nations” movement in the 1970s, and Willie Nelson was once known as the “greatest living composer” on Wednesday Passed away. He was 81 years old.
Various reports say that the razor died of a Waco stroke at Ascension Providence Hospital in Texas.
The Texas native became a name for country music with his first album “Old Five and Dimers Like Me” in 1973. Now it has become a classic of illegal country music, appearing in response to the commercialization of country music at that time.
After Kris Kristofferson recorded his song “Good Christian Soldier”, his status was further improved.
The singer and songwriter likes to record tracks recorded by other more well-known country artists, including “Always Alive”
He was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006, and won the American Music Association Lifetime Creation Award in 2002. He wrote the memoir “Honky Tonk Hero” in 2005, and was featured in the 1998 Robert Duvall film “The “Apostle” was the subject of the 2004 documentary “Portrait of Billy Joe”. Among all the 17 studio albums recorded, the most recent was “Long Teeth” released in 2014.
The stories in his personal life are also very rich. Razor dropped out of high school. One woman was married and divorced three times. Another woman was divorced twice. She suffered a heart attack on stage. He shot and killed a man in the face outside the bar (he claimed to be self-defense, no Sin released), lost a large piece and injured three fingers in a sawmill accident. His son was killed because of an overdose of heroin.
“Variety” said: “Billy Joe (Billy Joe) talked about a modern cowboy way of speaking, if he went out of the West and lives today,” Waylon Jennings (Waylon Jennings) wrote.
“He has mastered the lingo of Texas, his world is down to earth, until the day is real, and he also wears the birthright of “Lone Star” like a badge.”