Billy Joe Shaver

Texas legend Billy Joe Shaver died Wednesday in Waco after suffering a stroke at the age of 81. One of the most prolific outlaw country songwriters of all time, Shaver wrote and recorded classics like "Honky Tonk Heroes," "Georgia on a Fast Train," "Old Five and Dimers Like Me" and "Live Forever." His songs were recorded by iconic artists like Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Waylon Jennings, who recorded ten Billy Joe songs out of the eleven on his '73 album Honky Tonk Heroes.

In 2004 Billy Joe Shaver was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and in 2010 Willie Nelson called him the "Greatest songwriter of all time."