Archive for the ‘Billy Joe Shaver’ Category

Willie Nelson & Billy Joe Shaver on the Late Show with David Letterman (December 17, 2014)

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Billy Joe Shaver, “Georgia on a Fast Train” (Farm Aid 1994)

Monday, October 28th, 2019

Billy Joe Shaver performs “Georgia on a Fast Train” live at the Farm Aid concert in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 18, 1994. Farm Aid was started by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp in 1985 to keep family farmers on the land and has worked since then to make sure everyone has access to good food from family farmers. Dave Matthews joined Farm Aid’s board of directors in 2001.

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Billy Joe Shaver, “Georgia on a Fast Train” (Farm Aid 1994)

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Billy Joe Shaver, “I’m Gonna Live Forever” (Farm Aid 1994)

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

“Willie, the Wandering Gypsy, and Me” — Billy Joe Shaver

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Three fingers whiskey pleasures the drinkers
And moving does more than the same thing for me
Willy he tells me that doers and thinkers
Say, Movin’ is a closest thing to being free

He rosins his riggins laid back his wages
He’s dead certain ridin’ the big rodeo
My woman’s tight with an overdue baby
And Willy keeps yelling, Hey Gypsy let’s go

Willy you’re wild as a Texas Blue Norther
Ready rolled from the same makins as me
Well, I reckon we’re gonna ramble till Hell freeze us over
Willy the wandering Gypsy and me

Well ladies we surely will take of your favors
And we’ll surely warn you there never will be
A single soul living that could put brand or handle
On Willy the wandering Gypsy and me

We’ll dance on the mountains, shout in the canyons
Swarm it ain’t loose herd like a wild buffalo
Jammin’ our heads full of figures
And angles and tellin’ us stuff that we already know

Willy you’re wild as a Texas Blue Norther
Ready rolled from the same makins as me
Well, I reckon we’re gonna ramble till Hell freezes over
Willy the wandering Gypsy and me

Yeah, Willy you’re wild as a Texas Blue Norther
Ready rolled from the same makins as me
And I reckon we’re gonna ramble till Hell freeze us over
Willy the wandering Gypsy and me

Willie Nelson and Billy Joe Shaver

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Willie Nelson and Billy Joe Shaver

Monday, July 9th, 2018

This day in Willie Nelson history: Late Show with David Letterman with Billy Joe Shaver (Dec. 17, 2014)

Sunday, December 17th, 2017


Happy Birthday, Billy Joe Shaver

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017


by: Carol Sidoran


Happy birthday to Billy Joe Shaver, born August 16, 1939, in Corsicana, Texas.


Billy Joe Shaver, Knuckleheads, Kansas City, Missouri (August 12, 2011)

Dallas Wayne and Billy Joe Shaver

Support Family Farmers! Save America! Support Farm Aid!

photo: Janis Tillerson


LB, Knuckleheads 8/12/11

Billy Joe Shaver at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

photo:  Ted Parker, Jr.

Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver, John Hiatt, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, “Legends of Country Music”

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Billy Joe Shaver

Friday, May 26th, 2017

photo:  Taylor Hill

Shaver and longtime friend Willie Nelson perform during Farm Aid 2009 in St. Louis. Nelson was a character witness for Shaver during his trial following a 2007 shooting incident.

Nelson says his longtime friend is not somebody you want to mess with.

He brings up the incident at Papa Joe’s Saloon in which Shaver, one night in 2007, shot Billy Bryant Coker in a parking lot. Coker survived, and Shaver said he was defending himself. Nelson went to Texas to serve as a character witness during the three-day trial. Shaver was acquitted of aggravated assault.

And Billy Joe told the guy he shot, ˜I want my bullet back,” Nelson says, laughing. “The guy still had the bullet in his head.”

Read the Washington’s Post’s entire article about Billy Joe Shaver here.

photo:  Michael Stravoto


Willie Nelson’s 4th of July PIcnic Concert in Austin 2017

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Tickets for Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic are open to the public starting at 10 a.m. on April 21. It’s the third year for the annual event to be held at the Circuit of the Americas and the 44th edition of the picnic overall.

This year’s all-day event features performances from artists on two stages, including Willie Nelson & Family, Sheryl Crow, Kacey Musgraves, Jamey Johnson, Steve Earle, Margo Price, Asleep At The Wheel, Turnpike Troubadours, Hayes Carll, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Johnny Bush, Billy Joe Shaver, David Allan Coe, Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real, Insects vs. Robots, Raelyn Nelson Band, Folk Uke.

Tickets are priced at $89.50 for the GA Pit Section and Reserved Seat Section in front of the stage. Reserved bowl tickets are $69.50-$89.50 and $39.50 for H-E-B General Admission Lawn. There are also a limited number of special VIP packages available for sale including the “Outlaw” hospitality package for $350, the “Trigger” package for $450, and “Shotgun” hospitality for $550.

All tickets will be available at,, all Ticketmaster outlets throughout Texas, or they can be charged by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Standard parking lots at Circuit of The Americas open at 10 a.m. and gates to the Austin360 Amphitheater will open at 11:00 a.m. Standard Parking is included in the price of the ticket. Premium Parking, Bus Parking, RV Parking, as well as campsites are also available for purchase at the time tickets are purchased.

Live Nation, C3 Presents and Circuit of The Americas (COTA) are proud to announce the return of Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic to Circuit of The Americas. The legendary Willie Nelson plays host to one of America’s most celebrated festivals, and the 4th of July Picnic returns to COTA for the third year. Joining Willie at this year’s party is a star-studded cavalcade of his friends.

Ticket and pre-sale information here.  

Willie Nelson and Billy Joe Shaver, “Willie, the Wandering Gypsy and Me” (Luck Reunion)

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

The crowd went crazy when Billy Joe Shaver joined Willie Nelson on stage last night at the Luck Reunion, at Willie’s western ranch outside Austin. The two friends conferred for a minute, and then broke in to “Willie, the Wandering Gypsy, and me. Willie played the song on Trigger like he did it every night. He is an amazing guitar player. Billy Joe is such a story teller, incredible songwriter and so much fun to watch.

Fun with Billy Joe Shaver at a Willie Nelson concert

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016


Billy Joe Shaver and me, at Billy Bob’s Fort Worth