Billy Joe Shaver is een van de allergrootste liedjesschrijvers uit de geschiedenis van de (country)muziek. Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Elvis Presley, Allman Brothers, Tom Jones, Emmylou Harris… ze namen allemaal nummers van hem op. Zelf maakte de Texaan ruim twintig albums, die fantastisch waren maar nooit een heel groot publiek bereikten. Nu, twee jaar na zijn dood op 81-jarige leeftijd, is er Live Forever: A Tribute To Billy Joe Shaver. Twaalf nummers, uitgevoerd door vrienden en bewonderaars als Willie Nelson. Lucinda Williams, Rodney Crowell, Amanda Shires, Steve Earle en Margo Price. Het maakt van Live Forever een even prachtig als ontroerend eerbetoon.

Billy Joe Shaver’s songs were stories of his life; they were real, and they were raw. Many artists have covered Billy Joe songs over the years: from Willie to Waylon, to Elvis and Cash. Billy Joe’s influence on some of the greatest of artists is what inspired this project. Now, with Live Forever: A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver a whole new batch of artists and songwriters are taking their cut at one of the greatest songwriting catalogs of all time. This album is a testament to Billy Joe’s words and the deep impact they had on so many wonderful songwriters and performers. He’s a hero to so many, and New West is honored to pay homage to the legacy of Billy Joe Shaver. Just like the songs he left behind him, he’s gonna live forever now.

1. Willie Nelson (w/ Lucinda Williams) – Live Forever
2. Ryan Bingham (w/ 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 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 Truc
11. Willie Nelson – Georgia On A Fast Train * geen rechten voor de soundcloud!
12. Allison Russell – Tramp On Your Street


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