CMT Outlaws

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CMT Outlaws
StarringVarious Artists
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes2
Running time2 hours
Original networkCMT
Original release2004 –

CMT Outlaws was an annual concert featuring country music's outlaws. The CMT Outlaws show was aired on Country Music Television.



Before an invitation-only audience, CMT Outlaws 2005 celebrates the true rebels of country music with country greats who make their music and live their lives according to their own rules. Superstar Toby Keith, who has made headlines for his own outlaw spirit, will be joined onstage by Country Music Hall of Famer Merle Haggard, who has written and recorded many undeniable country classics, including "Mama Tried," "Okie From Muskogee" and "The Fightin' Side of Me." Haggard, who spent nearly three years in San Quentin prison for burglary, later to be pardoned by then Gov. Ronald Reagan, is truly an original Outlaw. Keith, whose career highlights include 10 platinum albums, 21 chart-topping singles and sales of more than 25 million albums, adds his own brand of rabble-rousing to CMT Outlaws.

Also taking the stage are singer-songwriter extraordinaire Billy Joe Shaver, who wrote most of the songs on Waylon Jennings' Honky Tonk Heroes album; Grammy winning powerhouse Shelby Lynne; David Allan Coe, another original Outlaw, who wrote Johnny PayCheck's No. 1 country hit "Take This Job and Shove It"; and Jack Ingram, a Texas favorite who has built his reputation on uncompromising live performances.

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