NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Billy Joe Shaver, a king of country music's outlaw movement, died on Wednesday. He was 81.
Shaver lived the life he wrote with a turned phrase and an early desire for respect.
His old-school style and blue jean wardrobe never changed.
He was confident and often critical of the country music played on the radio today.
It's been a tough few days for Texas Outlaw country music. Jerry Jeff Walker died last week and now Shaver - music inspirations to so many.
Shaver's songs covered all the themes of traditional country music - God, love, trains, drinking and more.