If you are a fan of country music, you may have heard of The Highwaymen, the legendary supergroup composed of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson. The four icons joined forces in the mid-1980s and released three studio albums and a live album, as well as touring extensively until the early 1990s.

One of their most popular songs was “Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)”, a cover of the 1977 hit by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. The song is a tribute to the small town of Luckenbach, Texas, where the singers claim to find happiness and simplicity in life, away from the pressures and troubles of fame and success.

The Highwaymen performed “Luckenbach, Texas” in many of their concerts, including their 1990 show at Nassau Coliseum in New York, which was recorded and released as part of the 2016 live album “American Outlaws: Live at Nassau Coliseum, 1990”. The song features each member of the group taking turns to sing a verse, as well as harmonizing on the chorus. The audience can be heard cheering and singing along throughout the performance.

The song showcases the distinctive voices and styles of each singer, as well as their camaraderie and friendship. It also reflects their shared values and philosophy of life, which resonated with many fans and listeners. The song is a classic example of outlaw country music, a subgenre that emerged in the 1970s and challenged the mainstream conventions and norms of the Nashville sound.

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