The Highwaymen: Friends Till The End - The Highwaymen: ‘The Mount Rushmore of Country Music’

“For me, it was heaven,” Kris Kristofferson said. “I was up there on stage with my heroes — the people that I worshipped.”

In 1985, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson formed a country supergroup: The Highwaymen. They had already built empires of their own — so what brought them together?

In this excerpt from The Highwaymen: Friends Till The End, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and others talk about working together to revitalize the country music scene and satisfy their own restless creativity. It was the beginning of the outlaw country movement, and also their friendship.

“We did nothing we didn’t want to do. And we stood up for things we believed in. And it was a beautiful life that way,” Kris Kristofferson said.