A biography of Billy Joe Shaver, it recounts his struggle to break into the music business in Nashville. It describes his thirty-year career as a singer-songwriter in Nashville and Texas, his bouts with alcohol and drugs, and his pleasure in touring with his son Eddy and their band Shaver during the 1990s.
BILLY JOE SHAVER won the first Lifetime Achievement Award for songwriting at the 2002 Americana Music Awards. He maintains an active touring schedule from his home base in Waco, Texas. His recent albums include Freedom's Child, The Earth Rolls On, Electric Shaver, and Victory.