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Country Music: Outlaw Country

An overview of country music resources in the music library and on the web

Albums and Books


NOTE: The following list of outlaw country artists is neither exhaustive nor definitive. It is designed to provide a small sampling of outlaw country artists who have achieved recognition and exerted influence in the outlaw country music subgenre.

Waylon Jennings
Billie Joe Shaver
Kris Kristofferson
Willie Nelson
Jessi Colter
Tompall Glaser
Jerry Jeff Walker
Michael Martin Murphy
The Flatlanders
Butch Hancock
Joe Ely
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Townes Van Zandt
Steve Earle
Guy Clark
Sammi Smith
David Allan Coe
Hank Williams, Jr.

In addition to our many albums by the above and other individual outlaw country artists, the Music Library's collection also holds a number of compilation discs containing important tracks by influential acts. A few of those are included in the list of recordings at the right.

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