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Billy Joe Shaver: Best Living Legend

Rolling Stone Magazine says Billy Joe Shaver is a living legend and I agree!

Read the article here: Outlaw country cult legend Billy Joe Shaver’s 1993 classic “Live Forever” isn’t just timeless; its red-dirt gospel only resounds with greater frequency as the 75-year-old singer inches closer and closer to octogenarianism. Inside Nashville’s packed Mercy Lounge (where outside a plaid-clad crowd was queued up in a one-in-one-out line), the song inspired instant applause before Shaver even opened his mouth to sing the opening line, “I’m gonna live forever,” which got an even greater reaction. Shaver continued keeping the capacity, cowboy-hat-sporting crowd enthralled with subtle interpretive hand gestures as he crooned the more recent gem, “Hard to Be an Outlaw” (a dirge-y two-step off his latest album, Long in the Tooth) — and one he dedicated “to my Lord and savior.” —Adam Gold

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