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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 […]

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