|Billy Joe Shaver|
NPR introduces its review like this: “In 1973, Waylon Jennings released an album called Honky Tonk Heroes that consisted almost entirely, with one exception, of songs written by Billy Joe Shaver, a then-unknown Texas songwriter. Since that time, his songs have been recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley to Willie Nelson, and he's considered one of the founders of the outlaw-country movement.”
Shaver, who released his first album, Old Five and Dimers Like Me, in 1973, is recognized by other country artists as one of the great songwriters in the business. In addition to Waylon Jennings, Elvis Presley, and Willie Nelson, songs he wrote have been recorded by Kris Kristofferson, Charlie Daniels, David Allen Coe, Joe Ely, the Highwaymen, Patty Loveless, and many others. In addition, he has recorded duets with Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, and Tanya Tucker.
He has performed at the Grand Ole Opry and CMT Outlaws. He is a member of the Texas Country Hall of Fame and has received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Songwriting from the Americana Music Convention.
His latest album is currently number 19 on the US Country Music Chart and number 23 on the Indie Chart. (Willie Nelson helps him out on one of the songs, “It’s Hard To Be an Outlaw.”) He’ll be playing some of his new songs Saturday night along with some of his old favorites, so don’t miss this opportunity to see him.
The show starts at about 9:30pm. The opening band will be Nine Mile Mountain beginning at 8:00pm. The cover charge is $10 in advance and $13 at the door. For reservations and more information, call the Lumberyard at 325-766-2457.
PLOWBOY PREVIEW DRAWS LARGE CROWD
|The 2014 Plowboys, coaches, cheerleaders, and cross country team.|
The east stands were full as the 2014 football team, coaches, managers, cheerleaders, and cross country team were introduced while the Big Purple Plowboy Band provided the music.
|Cheer Pals and cheerleaders entertain the crowd.|
PLOWBOYS SCRIMMAGE HASKELL, MUNDAY NEXT
|The Plowboy offense sets to run a play against Haskell.|
Tomorrow (not Friday, as was misprinted on the schedule) the Plowboys’ varsity and JV teams travel to Munday for their last scrimmage before the regular season starts on August 29 in Hawley. The scrimmage in Munday begins at 6:00pm.
WORK BEGINS ON STATE-FINANCED HOUSING IMPROVEMENTS
|Demolished house at 109 Hickory.|
The program is one in which the State provides the financing and the homeowners pay back whatever portion their income allows. The financial advantage to the homeowners is obvious, and the City of Roscoe will benefit by the increase in the tax roll and by having new homes going up in town.
Ameriway Construction Company of Kerrville has contracted to destroy the old homes and build the new ones. The three homes are located at 901 Hickory, 104 Hickory, and 307 N. Cypress.
|About a tenth of an inch fell in Roscoe yesterday morning.|
Sunday, Monday, and yesterday were a cooler than usual with highs of 91°, 82°, and 89° respectively. Otherwise, it was typical August west Texas weather with highs in the mid to upper nineties, lows in the seventies, and winds from the south. The hottest day was Friday with 100°.
The forecast is for more of the same, sunny or partly cloudy skies, highs in the mid to upper nineties and lows in the low to mid seventies. There is no rain in the forecast.