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See the Highwaymen’s Epic Performance of ‘Desperados Waiting for a Train’

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The Highwaymen were arguably the greatest country music super group of all time. Between 1985-1995, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson joined forces to become one incredible band. While they were active, they made some wonderful music.

The group released three albums, though, their first release, Highwayman, was their strongest and most successful. That album had the legendary “Highwayman” song (you know, “I was a Highwayman, along the coach roads I did ride…”). It also featured a cover of “Desperados Waiting for a Train,” one of the greatest Texas songs of all time.

Master songwriter and bonafide Texan Guy Clark penned “Desperados,” and fellow Texan Jerry Jeff Walker was the first one to record it.

In the video below, you can watch the Highwaymen perform the song during their epic 1990 concert at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York. The Highwaymen version showcases each member of the band, but it’s Waylon who really knocks it out of the park.