54 Beautiful Photos From The Groovy Era – The Highwaymen; Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams Jr. and Waylon Jennings were real space cowboys

A country supergroup like this only comes along once in a lifetime, and as different as all of these guys were they were able to create such stunning music because of their deep friendship and love of one another. While some groups form as a way to add to their bottom line, these guys came together for the love of the music. Roseanne Cash told Rolling Stone

There was no marketing guy who came and said, ‘This will be a good idea.’ My dad and Waylon were roommates in the Sixties, hiding their drugs from each other. Kris is like his little brother for decades… They were all buddies and they wanted to do it.