Billy Joe Shaver

Country Singer

Birthday August 16, 1939

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace Corsicana, TX

DEATH DATE Oct 28, 2020 (81)

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American country singer who was known best for his 1973 album, Old Five and Dimers Like Me, and for his outlaw country sound.

Before Fame

He worked for his uncles picking cotton after leaving eighth grade. He joiend the U.S. Navy when he was seventeen and later had jobs at a lumber mill and as a rodeo cowboy.


He acted in some films, including Robert Duvall's The Apostle in 1996.

Family Life

He married and divorced Brenda Tindell several times and they had a son, John Edwin, in 1962. 

Associated With

He worked with Willie Nelson on some recordings.