Big time “Sinner” Billy Joe Shaver finds forgiveness

http://www.canadianchristianity.com/bc/bccn/0208/22sinner

Click on the above link for the entire article. He’s an excerpt:

It’s a story of extreme excess, dodgy deals, profound tragedy and – eventually – redemption. A story so remarkable, it almost reads like a cliché-ridden TV movie of the week, or a cry-in-my-beer country song. Unbelievably, it’s all true.

Billy Joe Shaver was arguably the most promising of all the singer-songwriters to come out of Austin and Nashville in the early 1970s. More than anyone else, he created – in fact, lived – the Outlaw persona, mixing traditional country music with rock star rebellion.

He drugged, drank, bar-brawled, and consistently sabotaged any chance for success. Over the years his body has withstood the loss of three fingers, a broken back, quadruple-bypass heart surgery, a steel plate in his neck and 136 stitches to his head.

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