Shaver, Billy Joe

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Shaver, Billy Joe Gender: M
born on 16 August 1939 at 21:10 (= 9:10 PM )
Place Corsicana TX, USA, 32n05, 96w28
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 23°20' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 21°23 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 08°25'

Billy Joe Shaver
photo: Digdug13, license gfdl


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Family : Change residence 1942 (Family moved to Waco, TX)

Source Notes

Stephen Przybylowski quotes B.C.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Country-Western (Country music singer)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer (Writer for prominent country singers)