Outlaw country legend Billy Joe Shaver has died after suffering a massive stroke. He was 81. SiriusXM's Outlaw Country channel got confirmation from his family.
Billy was born in 1939 in Corsicana, TX and became known affectionately as the "Wacko from Waco." His 1973 debut album, Old Five and Dimers Like Me, is a classic and his reputation was helped when that same year Waylon Jennings recorded an album of Shaver songs on his hit record Honky Tonk Heroes. Other classic albums include 1976's When I Get My Wings and 1981's I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal.