Friday Aug 29
Whitey Morgan is such an outlaw country artist, he breaks the laws of the label
A few hours before a show at a venue called Trout's in Bakersfield, California, Whitey Morgan has slipped around the corner, finding a quiet bar spot away from the locale he'll be playing at that night, getting some space before he performs in front of a hundred or so people on a Sunday evening.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
The Victoria Advocate
Eddie Raven brings Nashville's Blue Bird Cafe to Victoria for Charity Concert Series
WHAT: Sixth annual Charity Concert Series, benefiting the Bluebonnet Youth Ranch, The Victoria Lions Club, Theatre Victoria and the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts WHAT: Sixth annual Charity Concert Series, benefiting the Bluebonnet Youth Ranch, The Victoria Lions Club, Theatre Victoria and the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing ... (more)
Waylon Jennings ' widow Jessi Colter will host an auction of more than two thousand pieces of memorabilia from the legendary country outlaw, ranging from a motorcycle that originally belonged to Buddy Holly to a pair of boots made by iconic designer Nudie for Hank Williams, Sr. The auction will be held October 5 at the Musical Instrument Museum in ... (more)
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Something Else! Reviews
One Track Mind: Billy Joe Shaver with Willie Nelson, "Hard To Be An Outlaw"
This pairing is, of course, more than fitting. It was Billy Joe Shaver who gave heft, who gave real words, to the outlaw-country movement of the early 1970s - even if Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings personified it.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
The Star Online
Willie Nelson's braids can be yours for RM190k
Legendary country crooner's legendary braids hit the auction block and they're expected to fetch up to US$60,000 .
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Willie Nelson's braids on auction block
If you have several thousand dollars to burn, you could become the new owner of some of the most famous braids in the music business.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Flashback: Watch Metallica's James Hetfield Cover Waylon
Despite the thrash metal he plays with Metallica, the group's hard-as-nails lead singer James Hetfield has always had a soft spot for certain genres of country music.
Willie Nelson's Braids to Hit the Auction Block
Some of the most distinctive hair in American music is up for sale with Willie Nelson's trademark braids heading to the auction block, where they are expected to fetch between $50,000 to $60,000.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Miranda Lambert's song selections confirm her status as modern country's best outlaw
Every one of Lambert's five records has been a No. 1 country album, and her latest, Platinum, took the top spot on the pop charts, too.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Phoenix New Times
Billy Joe Shaver, The Misunderstood Outlaw Who Shoots Bullies in the Face
Billy Joe Shaver slides out of his battered white Ford Econoline van with surprisingly agility for a man celebrating his 75th birthday tonight.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Billy Joe Shaver Remembers the King of Rock & Roll
Today marks both the 37th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley and the 75th birthday of Billy Joe Shaver.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Sturgill Simpson Plays Bare-Bones Psychedelic Country
Critics went nuts when Kentucky-based singer songwriter Sturgill Simpson released "Metamodern Sounds in Country Music," his second album, earlier this year.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Willie Nelson's daughter headlines Longmont's Festival on Main
Paula Nelson, Willie's daughter, is scheduled to headline the 2014 Festival on Main in downtown Longmont on Aug. 22. It wasn't just any household, though.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Shooter Jennings Pays Tribute to Late, Great George Jones...
Shooter Jennings' new EP "Don't Wait Up " is a very personal project for the singer.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
WNYC-AM New York
At 74, Outlaw Billy Joe Shaver Is Still An Outlier
In 1973, Waylon Jennings released an album called Honky Tonk Heroes that consisted almost entirely, with one exception, of songs written by Billie Joe Shaver , a then-unknown Texas songwriter.
Flashback: Waylon Jennings Duets With Big Bird
From jailbird to Big Bird? Less than a year after quitting a dangerously deep cocaine addiction - a habit that once got him arrested - country outlaw Waylon Jennings appeared in the Sesame Street musical comedy, Follow That Bird.
Hays Daily News
LaRue at Singers
The Texas Regional Radio Awards named LaRue male vocalist of the year, and he also won album of the year.
The Daily Caller
Did 'Bro Country' Drive Political Diversity Out of America's Music?
A few months ago, I wrote a jeremiad against "bro country" music. But I never delved into why it seems to have conquered country radio.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
The Fresno Bee
Billy Joe Shaver to bring new songs but same outlaw style to Fresno show
In his 40-plus years as a musician, Shaver has been admired by peers and largely ignored by the general public.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Billy Joe Shaver to perform in Loomis
A songwriting outlaw till the end, settling down isn’t in the cards for Billy Joe Shaver, who turns 75 this year.