Prolific songwriter and country musician Jerry Jeff Walker, known for his song, “Mr. Bojangles,” died Friday. He was 78.
In the 1970s, Walker moved to Austin, Texas, and was a seminal member of the outlaw country movement, which included Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt and Willie Nelson. He walked away from mainstream labels and formed his own record company Tried & True Artists in 1986.
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