Country supergroup The Highwaymen are being honored with a brand new boxed set and an upcoming documentary special on PBS.
The Highwaymen Live – American Outlaws, out May 7, is a four disc CD and DVD package featuring live performances from Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson. Along with recordings from their 1992 and 1993 appearances at Farm Aid, the collection features a previously-unreleased version of Bob Dylan‘s “One Too Many Mornings.” The cover was originally cut by Cash and Jennings on their 1986 album, Heroes. This new recording features vocals from Nelson and Kristofferson, who put their own spin on the track as a tribute to their late bandmates.
On May 27, the band will be featured in The Highwaymen: Friends Till the End for PBS’s American Masters documentary series. The story of how country music’s first supergroup came together in 1985 will be told through vintage performance footage and interviews with friends, family and fellow country stars. This new special follows American Masters‘ recent music documentary, Still a Mountain Girl, which recounted the life and career of Loretta Lynn.
Click below to see a preview of The Highwaymen: Friends Till the End for PBS’s American Masters series.