outlaw country

That 70’s Show

Jan 21, 2013 By John Spong

Forty years ago, Willie, Waylon, Jerry Jeff, and a whole host of Texas misfits grew their hair long, snubbed Nashville, and brought the hippies and rednecks together. The birth of outlaw country changed country music forever.

A Q&A With John Spong

Jan 21, 2013 By Ariel Min

The senior editor on writing about outlaw country, hearing Jerry Jeff Walker tell stories, and listening to good music.

Not Fade Away

Aug 31, 2012 By Andy Langer

Can a posthumous release of Waylon Jennings’s last recordings keep his legacy from disappearing?

Entertainer of the Century—Willie Nelson

Dec 1, 1999 By Joe Nick Patoski

“Willie Nelson doesn’t fit the stereotype of a 66-year-old veteran of a profession that eats its young. The goofy grin he flashes conveys the vibe that he really and truly likes what he’s doing. We like it too.”

Willie at 65

Apr 1, 1998 By Gary Cartwright

The Red Headed Stranger is about to be eligible for Medicare? Ain’t it funny how time slips away.

A Star Is Reborn

Mar 1, 1997 By Gary Cartwright

A year after Kris Kristofferson’s standout role in Lone Star, Hollywood is still marveling over his comeback. He is too. by Gary Cartwright