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Live In Texas: The Highwaymen

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There was never anything like it before, nor will there be anything like it again. They were the super-group of super-groups and they called themselves the Highwaymen!

 

From left to right: Jennings, Cash, Nelson, and Kristofferson.

 

Four of the biggest names in country music joined forces in 1985: Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, and Johnny Cash.  With their talents combined, the Highwaymen released their first album, Highwayman, in 1985 and it immediately shot up to #1 on the Billboard Country Charts.  That album included two successful singles, the #1 "Highwayman" and a cover of Guy Clark's "Desperados Waiting for a Train" that climbed to #15.  Another album would be released in 1990, Highwayman 2, that would hit #4 on the Country Charts and would include the #25 "Silver Stallion".  A final album, The Road Goes on Forever, would be released in 1995 that would reach #42.  After 1995, the Highwaymen would officially disband although the individual artists would remain lifelong friends and would still perform together from time to time.

 

The group's name was actually not official until after the release of the second album.  The first and second records were credited to the individual artists.

 

We've featured each artist in the Highwaymen in the past on Jon Garrett's Live in Texas.  We've lost two of them over the years, but Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson still tour even to this day!  Click the links below to read about each individual and their own wild stories.

 


Johnny Cash

 


Waylon Jennings

 


Kris Kristofferson

 


Willie Nelson

 

Join us 7 o'clock Thursday evening on Jon Garrett's Live in Texas as we take a look at the live music of these four men - together and apart!