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Billy Joe Shaver's Legacy Will 'Live Forever' in This Song

Anyone familiar with Billy Joe Shaver's story knows he's a living legend. He got his start by accompanying his mother to her Waco nightclub job when he was a child, and later began writing songs for Waylon Jennings before embarking on his own solo career.

One of Shaver's best songs is "Live Forever", a deathbed note on immortality that ensures his legacy will live on long after he's gone. It's been re-recorded by many artists-- even Robert Duvall sung it acapella in the 2010 Oscar winner Crazy Heart.

Shaver wrote the song with his son Eddie Shaver, who passed away in 2000. The pair gave a moving performance of the song at Farm Aid in 1994, which you can watch in the video below.

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Billy Joe Shaver's Legacy Will 'Live Forever' in This Song