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Billy Joe Shaver Recovering After Heart Surgery
Singer-songwriter Billy Joe Shaver is recovering from minor heart surgery, including undergoing a stent procedure on Monday (July 12). The Austin American-Statesman reports that Billy Joe canceled three scheduled July shows due to chest pain, including an appearance at Willie Nelson's Fourth of…
Billy Joe Shaver Pours Out His ‘Crazy Heart’ in Song
At 70 years old, legendary singer-songwriter Billy Joe Shaver has earned a good bit of the 'outlaw' tag placed on him. Even as recently as a couple of months ago, he was acquitted on an aggravated assault charge stemming from a 2007 shooting incident in the parking lot of a Lorena, Texas b…
Billy Joe Shaver Wants His Bullet Back
Billy Joe Shaver wants his bullet back --- and he's not kidding.
In a YouTube video, the 70-year old singer-songwriter talks to a crowd at the Firehouse Saloon in Houston, just hours after he was acquitted on a charge of aggravated assault stemming from a 2007 shooting in Lorena, Texas...
Billy Joe Shaver Was Convinced He’d Win Court Case
"I knew in my heart we would win," said Billy Joe Shaver, according to the Austin American-Statesman, as he stepped outside of a Texas courthouse last week. A McLennan Country jury in Waco, Texas, acquitted the singer/songwriter of aggravated assault in the shooting of a man outsi…
Willie Nelson, Robert Duvall Attend Billy Joe Shaver Trial
In a show of support for their friend, both Willie Nelson and actor Robert Duvall attended the Waco, Texas trial of singer/songwriter Billy Joe Shaver on Thursday (March 8). Billy Joe is charged with aggravated assault, accused of shooting Billy Bryant Coker outside Papa Joe's Texas Saloon in L…
Billy Joe Shaver Assault Trial to Begin Soon
Texas country music legend Billy Joe Shaver says he's ready to take the stand in his trial on aggravated assault charges stemming from a shooting incident three years ago. According to KWTX in Waco, Texas, Billy Joe will soon get that wish, as jury selection began today (April 6) in the 54th Di…
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Billy Joe Shaver: Sawmill Worker
Singer-songwriter Shaver -- who penned John Anderson's 'I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal' and has had songs covered by the likes of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley -- was involved in a sawmill accident in 1960 that severed most…