Billy Joe Shaver Recalls Threatening to Whip Waylon Jennings’ Ass

Billy Joe Shaver Recalls Threatening to Whip Waylon Jennings’ Ass

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On this day in 1972—give or take a day or two because nobody recalls exactly what day it was specifically—but it was during the 1972 Willie Nelson-helmed Dripping Springs Reunion the 3rd weekend of March that Billy Joe Shaver first met Waylon Jennings. Eventually the chance meeting would lead to Waylon recording an entire album of Billy Joe Shaver songs called Honky Tonk Heroes. But there were quite a few bumps in the road to get there.

“I was at the Dripping Springs Reunion … And I was singing ‘Willy The Wandering Gypsy and Me’,” Billy Joe Shaver explained to All Twang TV before a recent show at Eddie’s Attic in Atlanta (see below). “And Waylon and another…



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