Shaver’s New Album Due Sept. 20

Billy Joe Shaver will release a new album, The Real Deal, on Compadre Records on Sept. 20. He produced the album himself, recording 14 of the 16 tracks in Pedernales, Texas. Guests include Big & Rich (who join him on a new version of “Live Forever,”) Nanci Griffith, Kimmie Rhodes, Flaco Jiminez and Kevin Fowler. Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver — Live was released earlier this year, with guests Guy Clark, Joe Ely, Jack Ingram, Robert Earl Keen, Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis.