In the '80s Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Krisofferson, and Johnny Cash - four of the biggest stars in America - joined forces to form a true country music super-group, and revolutionize American music.
The "super-group" will be the focus of a new PBS documentary titled The Highwaymen: Friends Till the End, that will premiere on PBS on May 27th, 2016...
Country music is a very supportive genre, but that doesn't mean there aren't a few artists who just can't get along. Sometimes it's professional, sometimes it's personal. For country's most well-known feudsters, it was both.
In 1975, the late, great Waylon Jennings wrote and sang a song called, "Bob Wills Is Still The King," a tribute to the "King of Western Swing," Texas' own Bob Wills. Now, a new documentary will show how the rhythms, instruments and arrangements laid the groundwork for what would become known just a few years later as Rock 'n' Roll.
"The Man in Black," Johnny Cash, passed away on September 12, 2003. From 1958 until the mid-1980's, he was one of Columbia Records' biggest-selling acts. However, when his sales began to taper off in the mid-80's, he was unceremoniously dropped from that label. In his final years, he recorded a large body of songs for what became known as the "American" albums, named after the
1986: George Strait's daughter Jennifer was killed in a car accident near San Marcos, Texas.
1987: Reba McEntire filed for divorce from Charlie Battles.
1996: new album releases included Trace Adkins' debut, "Dreamin' Out Loud" and Wade Hayes' sophomore effort, "On A Good Night."