Brand New Billy Joe Shaver + Willie Nelson ‘Hard to Be an Outlaw’
The new song, “Hard to be an Outlaw,” from Billy Joe and Willie will be on Shaver’s first studio album in seven years, the project is titled “Long in the Tooth.” And yes, the song is a jab at modern country music.
“It’s just stupidity,” Shaver says of the lack of attention paid to older artists. “It’s like walking down a hall and seeing a Picasso and saying, ‘Damn, that thing’s old! Let’s throw it out.’ Fortunately, you can’t burn songs. You can burn pictures, but a song will live forever.”