The Highwaymen, country music’s most legendary supergroup, will soon be showcased on their own American Masters television special.
The Highwaymen: Friends Till the End is set to air on PBS next year as a part of the American Masters series’ upcoming 30th anniversary season. The new special will tell the story of how longtime friends Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson came together to form the band in 1985. The legendary band released three acclaimed albums over ten years, including their Platinum-selling self-titled debut, which in turn brought new interest to each musician’s solo work. The episode will also contain vintage performance footage and brand new interviews with the remaining Highwaymen members.
The Highwaymen are not the only country act that the American Masters series will feature next season. On March 4, PBS will air Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl, which tells the story of Lynn’s difficult journey to stardom. The special will coincide with the release of Full Circle, Lynn’s first new studio album since 2004.
The Highwaymen: Friends Till the End is set to air Friday, May 27th, 2016 at 9 p.m. on your local PBS station.