Shaver, Billy Joe
|born on||16 August 1939 at 21:10 (= 9:10 PM )|
|Place||Corsicana TX, USA, 32n05, 96w28|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||23°20' 21°23 Asc. 08°25'|
American country western singer, a "new wave" singer-songwriter who rose to prominence in the mid-'30s. A part time poet, he set his sights on Nashville after hearing Waylon Jennings sing.
Moving to Waco with his family at 12, he had early jobs in the sawmill, as a cowboy, carpenter and stage hand. He wrote songs and accumulated rejection slips.
After his initial breakthrough with the sale of his first song, big artists began using his work and he began to get a reputation as a potent new writer in Nashville. Shaver is also a recording artist himself but most of his acclaim comes from the hits he writes for major country stars.
- Family : Change residence 1942 (Family moved to Waco, TX)
Stephen Przybylowski quotes B.C.
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Country-Western (Country music singer)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer (Writer for prominent country singers)