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Our exclusive photos of the all-star ‘Outlaw: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings’ show in Austin

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Joshua Timmermans

Two days after Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic, while the dust still settled on the lawn of the Austin360 Amphitheater, Nelson joined another group of country all-stars at Austin's nearby Moody Theatre. There, in the company of Highwaymen and honky tonk heroes, he helped lead a tribute to Waylon Jennings, who passed away in 2002. The 20-plus song setlist included performances by family (Shooter Jennings, Jessi Colter), friends (Bobby Bare, Billy Joe Shaver) and fresh faces (Kacey Musgraves, Sturgill Simpson), as well as a revised version of the Highwaymen's biggest hit, "Highwaymen," with Shooter Jennings and Jamey Johnson subbing in for Waylon and Johnny Cash. Photographer Joshua Timmermans was on the scene during the rehearsal and show, capturing shots of the legacy (and community) Waylon Jennings left in his wake.


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