These four icons decided to join forces while they were all working on a television special in Switzerland. After all, what could be better than putting four of the biggest names in country together in one place? Thus was born The Highwaymen.
The group released three major studio albums during their time together, from 1985 to 1995: Highwayman, Highwayman 2, and The Road Goes On Forever.
Highwayman was a runaway hit. It was certified platinum, and its lead single of the same name hit number one on the country charts and won a grammy for “Best Country Song” in 1986.
Marty Stuart introduced Johnny Cash to the song originally, saying he felt like the song would be a great fit for them. “Four verses,” he said, “four souls,” and their were “four of them”. It seems that Stuart chose the song well.
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