Jimmy Webb on Writing “Highwayman” and the Birth of Country Music’s First Supergroup
With classics like “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Galveston,” “MacArthur Park,” and “Wichita Lineman” to his credit, Jimmy Webb is a member of both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame—and one of the few composers whose work ranks with Willie’s. On this week’s episode of One By Willie, Webb talks about another of his iconic compositions, “Highwayman.” Subscribe Apple Podcasts — Google Podcasts — Spotify — Stitcher (Read a transcript of this episode below.)Willie, of course, recorded it in 1985 with his buddies Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson, and it went on to be one of the biggest hits of each of their careers, winning a Grammy for best country song, as well as providing…
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