Favourite Cover of The Highwayman?

Shhh… I’ll let you in on a little secret: one of my favorite songs is a country tune, not the hard rock or metal I usually listen to. Many of you might know it from the supergroup that included Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson.

Originally written and performed by Jimmy Webb, the song quietly lingered until The Highwaymen—as they were known—brought it into the spotlight. Their rendition highlighted the profound lyrics through their distinct voices and characters that made it a timeless classic.

Interestingly, Glen Campbell also covered this song, but his version, perhaps too orchestral for mainstream country listeners, never gained much popularity.

For the metal-heads, I’ve included a few versions for you at the end!

Dave Harris
Steven McMorran
James Carothers
Whey Jennings, Cagney Frizzell, Justin Jeansonne, and Billy Don Burns
Six-String Soldiers
Whey Jennings & Thomas Gabriel
Ashley Campbell
Ashley Campbell and Carl Jackson
Scott Heinonen
Noah Connor Babb
CadenzaPete Studios
Mick Iredale
The White Buffalo
Glen Templeton
The Highwaymen
Song Notes by David Pots
The Highwomen – “Highwomen”
Thomas Pedersen
Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell (A better version!)
Jimmy Webb (The original — not a cover!)
Iced Earth

p.s. You can watch them all in order here!

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