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Eddy Shaver died on New Year's Eve, as had Hank Williams and Townes Van Zandt before him. On the surface, his death - the result of a heroin overdose - was surprising from a 38-year-old man who had been married less than three months earlier and who was scheduled to begin recording a new solo album in a couple of days; not to mention the fact that he had recently finished recording a new album with his father and longtime musical partner, singer/songwriter Billy Joe Shaver. ...
After nearly three decades as one of country music's preeminent "outlaw" songwriters, Billy Joe Shaver released his most intimate album to date, "Victory." Shaver's New West Records debut is a collection of acoustic gospel songs showcasing his brilliant lyrics and son Eddy's musicianship. "Victory" is the album Shaver felt compelled by his Christian faith to record. Gospel music has always been important to Shaver. "I've always had that (spirituality) in my heart and in my songs." ...