The Highwaymen Ride On In Documentary Containing Rare Concert Footage


There’s a reason people refer to The Highwaymen as a country supergroup. Comprised of members Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson, the group was filled with an overwhelming level of talent.

At the time the four artists came together to form the group, each of them had already experienced successful solo careers and earned a legendary status in country music. The creation of The Highwaymen further proved their staying power in the industry, since they were able to soar through the charts that were dominated by a new generation of artists. 

The group released three albums throughout their ten-year run, and their debut album snagged the top spot on the charts, thanks in part to their number one hit single appropriately titled “Highwayman.”

Even though The Highwaymen worked together for ten years, fans never really had much of an opportunity to see them all together on screen. But now, PBS is giving fans the chance to see The Highwaymen together once more in a new documentary, The Highwaymen: Friends Till the End.

The documentary is part of the American Masters series, the same series that featured Loretta Lynn‘s life story in Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl. Fans will be pleased to hear the Highwaymen documentary includes rare footage of the group from one of their shows in 1990, as well as interviews with the two surviving members, Nelson and Kristofferson.

I had three of my favorite people out there,” Nelson said in a clip that appears in the documentary’s newly-released trailer. “It was some of the best times of my life.

You can watch the trailer for the documentary below. It is set for release on May 27, and we can hardly wait!

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