Outlaw Country: How Willie, Waylon And More Escaped Nashville
Today, they don't seem like outlaws: Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Jr., David Allan Coe, Tompall Glaser, Johnny Paycheck and numerous others are simply considered country legends. But outlaw country, as their brand of music came to be known, was once a rebellious and controversial thing. Rejecting the Nashville sound of the day, outlaw musicians combined Western swing, hillbilly music, and rock 'n roll to create some of the…
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On the lost, lonesome country-and-western highway, the veterans of hard times and heartbreak—think George Jones, Wynonna Judd, Lee Ann Womack, Merle Haggard—are making it through the night and telling tales with new talent such as Gretchen Wilson, Keith Urban, Julie Roberts, and Shooter Jennings. Honky-tonk angels and hillbilly heroes, ethereal or outlaw, these stars sing us back home.
Johnny Horton - honky tonk singer who was a regular on the Louisiana Hayride before releasing a string of modest hit singles in the fifties. Success peaked late in the decade with several historical narrative songs, such as The "Battle Of New Orleans," "Sink the Bismarck" and "North to Alaska." He died in a car crash in 1960.
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