Air Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST on CINEMAX
Episode Title: (#105) "Billy Joe Shaver"
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Episode #5: "Billy Joe Shaver"

Debut: FRIDAY, OCT. 20 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)

By all accounts, Billy Joe Shaver should never have made it in country music. A poor Texas kid from a broken family, he lost three fingers in a sawmill accident before ever writing a song. Despite his physical challenge, Shaver landed in Nashville as a singer-songwriter with hard luck songs about real life. A chance meeting with Waylon Jennings in the back of a peanut trailer led to Jennings' breakthrough "Outlaw" album "Honky Tonk Heroes," featuring Waylon singing songs written by Billy Joe. A decade later, Shaver made a name for himself after shooting a man at a roadside tavern for allegedly talking to his soon-to-be ex-wife. The gunplay led to a celebrity trial and a shocking verdict. Of course, Billy Joe wrote a song about it.

Written by Mike Judge, Mark Monroe, Jeff Feuerzeig, Julien Nitzberg; directed by Mike Judge.

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