Old Friends, Old Outlaws: The Hunky Cowboy Poets Of Our Youth, Kris Kristofferson and Billy Joe Shaver Sing About Geezerhood

Even as geezers, they’ll always be  (along with Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson), The Outlaws. Eighth-grade graduate Shaver wrote the Honky Tonk Hero’s album that gave country music a muscular new poeticism,  but he never became a big star, racking up “more miles than money”.

Kris Kristofferson, Convoy, 1978

Kris Kristofferson, Convoy, 1978

Rhodes  poetry scholar Kris went Hollywood and made millions.  Both dudes can still write.

Rita Coolidge & Kris Kristofferson (1978) (VIDEO):

Kris Kristofferson

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Billy Joe Shaver 1978

Billy Joe Shaver, There’s No Fool Like An Old Fool (VIDEO):

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