Shaver will "Live Forever"
HomeNewsInterviewsCD ReleasesCD ReviewsConcertsArtistsArchive

Shaver will "Live Forever"

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 – In honor of his birthday today, New West Records & Pedernales Records announced "Live Forever: A Tribute To Billy Joe Shaver" will be released Nov. 11.

The 12-song set was co-produced by Charlie Sexton and Freddy Fletcher and features renditions of Shaver songs recorded by Willie Nelson and Lucinda Williams, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Nathaniel Rateliff, Ryan Bingham and Nikki Lane, Steve Earle, Edie Brickell, Rodney Crowell, Margo Price, Allison Russell, and Amanda Shires.

Shaver, a sharp songwriter who was part of the Outlaw Country movement, passed away on Oct. 28, 2020.

Nelson said, "He was just real; there wasn't one phony drop of blood in him."

From his album liner notes, co-producer Fletcher wrote, "His influence on the greatest of artists is what inspired this project. The album is a testament to his words and their deep impact on wonderful songwriters and performers. He's a hero to so many, and we are honored to pay homage to his legacy."

The track listing is:
1. Willie Nelson (with Lucinda Williams) - Live Forever
2. Ryan Bingham (with Nikki Lane) - Ride Me Down Easy
3. Rodney Crowell - Old Five And Dimers Like Me
4. Miranda Lambert - I'm Just An Old Chunk Of Coal (But I'm Gonna Be A Diamond Someday)
5. Edie Brickell - I Couldn't Be Me Without You
6. Nathaniel Rateliff - You Asked Me To
7. George Strait - Willy The Wandering Gypsy And Me
8. Amanda Shires - Honky Tonk Heroes
9. Steve Earle - Ain't No God In Mexico
10. Margo Price - Ragged Old Truck
11. Willie Nelson - Georgia On A Fast Train
12. Allison Russell - Tramp On Your Street

More news for Billy Joe Shaver

CD reviews for Billy Joe Shaver

CD review - Long in the Tooth Billy Joe Shaver does a lot of looking back on life and the travails of love on his first release since 2008's "Everybody's Brother." That's understandable given the rough-and-tumble life of Shaver, who lived up to the outlaw country moniker of his music. Shaver continues in the long line of ace Texas singer/songwriter types like Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark. Shaver puts his cards on the table on the opening "Hard to Be an Outlaw." With help from Willie ...
CD review - Live at Billy Bob's Texas Waylon and Willie and Johnny and Kris may have lit the fire of public awareness, but those in the know will likely attest to the fact that when the so-called outlaw country movement first took flight, it was Billy Joe Shaver who helped lead the charge. His album "Old Five and Dimers" remains an undisputed classic of the genre, the perfect prototype when it comes to hard-bitten narratives with a rowdy, rambunctious appeal. Likewise, no one questioned his credibility when he unabashedly ...
CD review - Everybody's Brother There's often a fine line between sin and salvation and, like most outlaws, Billy Joe Shaver has one foot in the honky tonk and one in the church pew. Shaver has long expressed the desire to record a "gospel" album and it's fitting...the same weathered voice that speaks convincingly of barrooms and broken hearts is also perfectly suited for singing the praises of Jesus. And it's not like religion is a little-traveled path for Shaver; he has typically included a spiritual ...

©Country Standard Time • Jeffrey B. Remz, editor & publisher •
AboutCopyrightNewsletterOur sister publication Standard Time
Subscribe to Country Music News Country News   Subscribe to Country Music CD Reviews CD Reviews   Follow us on Twitter  Instagram  Facebook  YouTube