by Bobbie Jean Sawyer
How the ‘Hillbilly Woodstock’ Became a Cultural Phenomenon
July 4th in Texas is practically synonymous with Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic. The event has been a part of the culture of the Lone Star State- on and off – for over 40 years. But beyond being a great party with some of country music’s greatest icons, the picnic helped give birth to the outlaw country movement that changed the state and country music forever.
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