Outlaw - Waylon, Willie, Kris, and the Renegades of Nashville

Author(s): Michael Streissguth


Outlaw by acclaimed author Michael Streissguth follows the stories of three legends as they redefined country music: Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson.Streissguth delves into the country music scene in the late '60s and early '70s, when these rebels found themselves in Music City writing songs and vying for record deals. Channeling the unrest of the times, all three Country Music Hall of Famers resisted the music industry's unwritten rules and emerged as leaders of the outlaw movement that ultimately changed the recording industry.Outlaw offers a broad portrait of the outlaw movement in Nashville that includes a diverse secondary cast of characters, such as Johnny Cash, Rodney Crowell, Kinky Friedman, and Billy Joe Shaver, among others.With archival photographs throughout, Outlaw is a comprehensive examination of a fascinating shift in country music, and the three unbelievably talented musicians who forged the way.


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Streissguth goes widescreen with this look at the social and musical ferment that produced the Seventies outlaw-country movement... [he] skillfully portrays Sixties Nashville's studio politics and their gradual loosening up, alongside a city where post-Sixties social change took its time arriving.--Rolling Stone

General Fields

  • : 9780062038197
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • : HarperCollins
  • : February 2014
  • : 229mm X 152mm X 20mm
  • : March 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Michael Streissguth
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : English
  • : 781.64209768
  • : 2012043490
  • : 304
  • : illustrations