March 21, 2012

Longhaired Redneck

"Forty years ago, Willie, Waylon, Jerry Jeff, and a whole host of Texas misfits grew their hair long, snubbed Nashville, and brought the hippies and rednecks together. Country music has never been the same." - by John Spong.

I haven't gotten into this yet but it promises to be a great read. Or at least, one hell of a trip... 

Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings
at the Dripping Springs Reunion in 1972. 
Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson
near the Bull Creek Party Barn in Austin, in 1975. 
 
Billy Joe Shaver and Waylon Jennings
at the Armadillo World Headquarters in the early seventies.
Willie Nelson at the 1973 Fourth of July Picnic,
in Dripping Springs.
Photo and Intro credit: Texas Monthly.

2 comments:

randall said...

Where bikers stare at cowboys who are laughing at the hippies, who are praying they'll get of here alive...

Amatourist said...

Yes! "they tell me... I look like... Merle Haggard...."