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Billy Don Burns

by Tom Irwin

From his origins as an extremely respected songwriter and performer in Nashville in the early 70s to his current stance as an indelible icon to a younger generation of "outlaw" country artists, this one-man force of nature continues to defy the odds by being relevant and rebellious for some 50 years in the country music world. Billy Don Burns rubbed shoulders and crossed paths in different ways with many of the greats in real country music, including Haggard, Willie, Waylon, Cash, Kristofferson and Johnny Paycheck, just to name a few...