Music | Billy Joe Shaver led a hard life but penned music full of truth
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 11/19/20, 03:28 pm
I once interviewed R.C. Sproul about his book Willing To Believe. In its discussion of faith and salvation, he’d referred to semi-Pelagians as “barely” Christians, and I asked him what he meant.
“All of us who are Christians,” he said laughing, “are only barely Christians.”
The country-music singer-songwriter and Texas legend Billy Joe Shaver would have agreed.
Shaver, many of whose compositions became “outlaw country” staples, died three days before Halloween after suffering a stroke. He was 81.