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.
Updates on the cosmic cowboys, redneck rockers, and other notables of the outlaw country scene.
The senior editor on writing about outlaw country, hearing Jerry Jeff Walker tell stories, and listening to good music.
In this extraordinary oral history, Willie Nelson’s friends, kin, and collaborators (Jimmy Carter, Emmylou Harris, Robert Redford, Merle Haggard, and many more big names) tell their favorite stories about the Red Headed Stranger.
Rock and Country music met in Austin. That friendship may make the state.
Can a posthumous release of Waylon Jennings’s last recordings keep his legacy from disappearing?
The outlaw-country legend on his recent acquittal, his songs, and his friendship with Willie Nelson.
“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.”
The Red Headed Stranger is about to be eligible for Medicare? Ain’t it funny how time slips away.
A year after Kris Kristofferson’s standout role in Lone Star, Hollywood is still marveling over his comeback. He is too. by Gary Cartwright