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Billy Joe Shaver

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by Billy Joe Shaver

Biography

16 September 1941, Corsicana, Texas, USA. Shaver was raised in Waco, Texas, and lost two fingers in a sawmill accident. In typically contradictory fashion, he took up bronc-busting as a safer job and started to learn guitar. An early song, ‘Two Bits Worth Of Nothing’, was written about his wife - a woman he has both married and divorced three times! Shaver spent some years in Nashville before Bobby Bare discovered him. He and Bare co-wrote his first single, ‘Chicken On The... Read more

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country
singer-songwriter
outlaw country
americana
classic country
alt-country
texas
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