Outlaw Country

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From Texas Standard:

One of the original outlaws of country music died this week: Paul English was not only Willie Nelson's drummer, but also a friend and a protector for over half a century.

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From Texas Standard:

In the 1970s, Lubbock-born singer-songwriter and conceptual artist Terry Allen turned conventional country music on its head. Albums like Juarez and Lubbock (on Everything) featured wry, dry, satirical lyrics. Critics called the albums contemporary classics.