February 10th: On This Day

On this day back in 1986, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson were presented a Gold Album for The Highwaymen.  Though they would end up being called The Highwaymen, the group did not have an official name when they released the album on Columbia Records.

The single “Highwayman” became a #1 country hit.

May 2nd: On This Day

On this day in 1985, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson’s album The Highway Man was released. The album was released after their collective single “Highway Man” went number one. “Highway Man” was followed up by  the Top 20 hit “Desperados Waiting for a Train.” The album would top the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums chart.

The foursome would go on to be called The Highway Men.


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