Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$3 million
Date Of BirthAugust 16, 1939
SpouseWanda Lynn Canady, Brenda Tindell, Jean Shaver, Georgia on a Fast Train, I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal, Old Five and Dimers Like Me, Joplin, MO, USA, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, Tampa, FL, USA
FactMarried his wife Brenda three times.


Billy Joe Shaver is an American country music singer and songwriter. He was born on August 16, 1939, in Corsicana, Texas, to parents of English and Scottish descent. Shaver’s father died when he was only four years old, and his mother remarried and had four more children. Shaver dropped out of school in the eighth grade and began working various odd jobs to help support his family. He developed a love for music and songwriting, and by the early 1960s, he was performing in honky-tonks and bars around Texas.

Shaver’s big break came in 1973 when country music legend Waylon Jennings recorded several of his songs, including “Ride Me Down Easy,” which became a hit. Shaver continued to write and perform throughout the 1970s and 1980s, releasing a string of successful albums. He also found success as a screenwriter, penning the script for the 1980 film The Long Riders.

In the 1990s, Shaver’s career was revitalized by a new generation of country singers who were influenced by his outlaw country sound. He toured extensively throughout the decade and released several more albums. Shaver continues to perform and record today, and his work has been honored with induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame.

Billy Joe Shaver has had a long and successful career in country music. He is best known for his songwriting, which has been praised by fellow musicians and critics alike. Shaver has also had success as a performer, releasing a number of well-received albums over the course of his career. In addition to his work in music, Shaver has also found success as a screenwriter, penning the script for the 1980 film The Long Riders.

Today, Billy Joe Shaver is considered one of the most important figures in country music. His songs have been recorded by some of the biggest names in the business, and his influence can be heard in the work of many contemporary country artists.

General Info

Full NameBilly Joe Shaver
Net Worth$3 million
Date Of BirthAugust 16, 1939
ProfessionSinger-songwriter, Actor, Songwriter, Georgia on a Fast Train, I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal, Old Five and Dimers Like Me, Joplin, MO, USA, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, Tampa, FL, USA
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseWanda Lynn Canady, Brenda Tindell, Jean Shaver, Georgia on a Fast Train, I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal, Old Five and Dimers Like Me, Joplin, MO, USA, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, Tampa, FL, USA
ParentsVirgil Shaver, Victory Watson Shaver, Georgia on a Fast Train, I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal, Old Five and Dimers Like Me, Joplin, MO, USA, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, Tampa, FL, USA
SiblingsPatricia Shaver

Accomplishments

NominationsCountry Music Association Award for Song of the Year
MoviesJoplin, MO, USA, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, Tampa, FL, USA, The Apostle, Bait Shop, Outlaw Country: Live from Austin TX, The Portrait of Billy Joe, Billy Joe Shaver: Live from Austin, TX

Social profile links

Facts

#Fact
1Married his wife Brenda three times.

Pictures

Movies

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hell or High Water2016/IIperformer: "You Just Can't Beat Jesus Christ"
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Squidbillies2005-2014TV Series performer - 91 episodes
The Following2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
GCB2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Norm Macdonald: Me Doing Standup2011TV Special performer: "People and Their Problems" / writer: "People and Their Problems"
Crazy Heart2009writer: "Live Forever", "Live Forever" 1993
Come Early Morning2006performer: "OLD CHUNK OF COAL" / writer: "OLD CHUNK OF COAL"
The Wendell Baker Story2005performer: "Live Forever" / writer: "Live Forever"
Man of the House2005/Iwriter: "Old Five and Dimers Like Me"
Serving Sara2002performer: "Way Down Texas Way", "You Can't Beat Jesus Christ" / writer: "Way Down Texas Way", "You Can't Beat Jesus Christ"
Fool for Love1985writer: "Honky Tonk Heroes", "Black Rose"
They All Laughed1981writer: "OMAHA"
The Pride of Jesse Hallam1981TV Movie writer: "I'm Just An Old Chunk Of Coal"
WKRP in Cincinnati1979TV Series writer - 1 episode
Moonrunners1975"Slow Rollin' Low"

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Still the King2016TV Series
Daisy's2013Billy
A Night in Old Mexico2013Old Man At The Gas Station
Bait Shop2008VideoBuddy
The Wendell Baker Story2005Reverend Shackelton
Secondhand Lions2003Biplane Truck Driver
The Apostle1997Joe
Sing a Country Song1973

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Norm Macdonald: Me Doing Standup2011TV Special composer: theme music

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bluegrass Underground2015TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Billy Joe Shaver: Live at Billy Bob's Texas2012Video documentaryHimself
American Music: Off the Record2008DocumentaryHimself
CMT Insider2007TV SeriesHimself
CMT Greatest Moments: Willie Nelson2006TV SpecialHimself
Country Music Television2005TV SeriesHimself
CMT Outlaws 20052005TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Texas Monthly Talks2005TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
CMT Outlaws2004TV SpecialHimself
Portrait of Billy Joe2004Documentary
Independent Lens2004TV Series documentaryNarrator
Mountain Stage2004TV SeriesHimself - Musician
Austin City Limits1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Johnny Cash: The First 25 Years1980TV SpecialHimself
In Session1974TV SeriesHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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