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Saturday, September 20 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Songwriter Session: Billy Joe Shaver

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NOON – 1PM • COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM

FORD THEATER • 222 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH

Presented in partnership with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Johnny Cash, Tom T. Hall, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, and Willie Nelson — great songwriters all — each have recorded several Billy Joe Shaver songs over the years. That speaks to Shaver’s top-rank standing among Country Music Hall of Fame artists: His songs pack an emotional punch, all told in a colorful language all of his own. Shaver’s best-known songs — “Georgia on a Fast Train,” “Honky Tonk Heroes,” “I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal,” “Live Forever,” “You Asked Me To” — represent the pinnacle of hard-knuckled, open-hearted Texas songwriting. Shaver’s new album, Long in the Tooth, is yet another honky-tonk gem.

Included with museum admission. Free to museum members and Americanafest badge-holders. Limited seating. Program pass required.



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Billly Joe Shaver

Billy Joe Shaver has never been a household name, but his songs became country standards during the ’70s and his reputation among musicians and critics hasn’t diminished during the ensuing decades. One of the best synopses of Shaver’s upbringing is his own song, “I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train.” When he sings, “my grandma’s old-age pension is the reason that I’m standing here... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Country Music Hall of Fame 222 Fifth Avenue South