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Encyclopedia > The Highwaymen (country supergroup)

The Highwaymen were a country supergroup comprising four musicians well-known for, among other things, their involvement and pioneering influence on the outlaw country subgenre: Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Johnny Cash (born J. R. Cash, February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American, multi Grammy Award-winning influential American country and rock and roll singer and songwriter. ... Willie Nelson (born William Hugh Nelson, 30 April 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born and raised in Abbott, Texas. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Waylon Jennings in the 1960s. ... The Road Goes on Forever (Capitol/EMI, 2005) The Road Goes on Forever is an album by American country supergroup The Highwaymen. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... SuperGroup is a reality show on the channel VH1. ... Willie Nelson Outlaw country was a significant trend in country music during the late 1960s and the 1970s (and even into the 1980s in some cases), commonly referred to as The Outlaw Movement (both by fans and by people in the music industry) or simply Outlaw music [1]. The focus... Johnny Cash (born J. R. Cash, February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American, multi Grammy Award-winning influential American country and rock and roll singer and songwriter. ... Waylon Jennings in the 1960s. ... Willie Nelson (born William Hugh Nelson, 30 April 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born and raised in Abbott, Texas. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

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Background

From left to right Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, who formed the country music supergroup, The Highwaymen

Outlaws and good old boys Jennings and Cash had worked together previously and had great respect for each other; Jennings was a good friend of Cash's, the latter calling him his "blood brother". The two would go on to release a collaborative effort entitled Heroes in 1986. Cash had also arguably jumpstarted Kristofferson's career by promoting him and one of his most well-known songs, "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down", famously covering the latter. Nelson had also worked with Jennings on three previous albums: 1978's Waylon and Willie, 1982's WWII and 1983's Take It to the Limit, and with Kristofferson on the 1982 album The Winning Hand with Dolly Parton and Brenda Lee. Though Cash and Nelson hadn't had much contact prior to the group's formation, there was mutual respect between them; notably, they would release the live VH1 Storytellers album together in 1998. While Kris Kristofferson was perhaps lesser known for his participation in the outlaw country movement popularized by Nelson and Jennings, he was prominent on the Austin music scene during its 1970s heyday and included in the Highwaymen as a mark of his musical collaborations with and contributions to the others in the group. Image File history File links Highwaymen. ... Image File history File links Highwaymen. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Waylon Jennings in the 1960s. ... Willie Nelson (born William Hugh Nelson, 30 April 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born and raised in Abbott, Texas. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... In the late 1960s, the term supergroup was coined to describe music groups composed of members who had already achieved fame or respect in other groups or as individual artists. ... Good old boys or good ole boys is an American euphemism for young to middle age men who live in extremely rural and generally southern areas. ... Sunday Mornin Comin Down is a song written by Kris Kristofferson that appeared on Kristoffersons first album. ... The Winning Hand, Monument, 1982 The Winning Hand was a 1982 album featuring Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Brenda Lee and Kris Kristofferson. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American Grammy-winning and Academy Award-nominated country singer, songwriter, composer, author, actress and philanthropist. ... Brenda Lee (born December 11, 1944) is an American pop singer, who was immensely popular during the 1950s and 1960s. ...


Among "The Highwaymen", Johnny Cash was old friends (or "blood brothers" as he put it) with Waylon Jennings. Kris Kristofferson idolized Cash and the two became close friends while in the Highwaymen. As reported in his 1997 autobiography, Cash was least close with Willie Nelson, but the two were always friendly, despite the competitive eye they kept on one another. And in 1998, Johnny and Willie swapped tunes and stories about their songs on their live VH1 Storytellers album. Willie Nelson (born William Hugh Nelson, 30 April 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born and raised in Abbott, Texas. ...


Albums

Highwayman

Formed in 1985, the group released an album that same year entitled Highwayman, which followed the success of their #1 country hit, "Highwayman", a Jimmy Webb cover, and also spawned a Top 20 single, Guy Clark's "Desperados Waiting for a Train". At the time, the group did not have an official name and the album was credited to "Nelson, Jennings, Cash, Kristofferson". Produced by Chips Moman, Highwayman was released by Columbia Records. Highwayman is a 1985 album by country supergroup The Highwaymen, comprising Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. ... Jimmy Webb (born August 15, 1946 in Elk City, Oklahoma) is an idiosyncratic American popular music composer. ... Guy Clark (born 1941) is a country songwriter and performer. ... Lincoln Wayne Chips Moman is an American record producer, guitarist and songwriter, born 1936 in La Grange, Georgia. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ...


Highwayman 2

In 1990, the group reunited for a second effort, simply entitled Highwayman 2, which did not repeat the success of their first album, but still became rather popular, reaching #4 on the country album charts, with the Lee Clayton-penned song "Silver Stallion" as the first single and a minor hit which made the country Top 40. The album was nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Collaboration. Highwayman 2 was produced, once again, by Moman. Six of the songs were written by, or in collaboration with, members of the group. Highwaymen 2 (Columbia Records, 1990) Highwayman 2 is an album by American country supergroup The Highwaymen. ... Lee Clayton on the cover of The Essential Lee Clayton (2001) Lee Clayton (born October 29, 1942 in Russellville, Alabama, USA) is a country musician and composer. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...


The Road Goes on Forever

The group's final release prior to Jennings' death in 2002, was 1995's Don Was-produced album The Road Goes on Forever and its single, "It Is What It Is", both of which went by relatively unnoticed. The four singers then returned to their solo careers, though a tenth-anniversary edition of The Road Goes on Forever appeared in 2005, with several raw bonus tracks added as well as, in some versions, a DVD containing the music video for "It Is What It Is" and a documentary entitled Live Forever - In the Studio with the Highwaymen. Don Was (born Don Fagenson on September 13, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American musician and a music and record producer. ... The Road Goes on Forever (Capitol/EMI, 2005) The Road Goes on Forever is an album by American country supergroup The Highwaymen. ... In terms of recorded music, a bonus track is a piece of music which has been included on specific releases or reissues of an album. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ...


Discography

Original albums:

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  • The Highwaymen Ride Again (Sony, 1995)
  • Super Hits (Columbia, 1995)
  • Country Legends (DeLuxe Holland, 2005)

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External links

  • TheHighwaymen.net

 
 

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