Don’t call him an outlaw. He’s never been part of the Nashville machine and probably never will.
He’s an Outlier; far away from the Mother Church of Country music and 300 miles north of the ghosts of Bakersfield.
A third generation son of the Bear Republic, he hangs his hat on the rack under Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Billy Joe Shaver, Buck Owens, Dale Watson and Billy Mize.
He sings of drinkin’ and good times, drinkin’ and sad times, of dreams lost and hopes found; love, lust, whiskey and wine.
From the Honky Tonks, the Bar Rooms, coffee houses and tasting rooms, Benton Vaughan’s songs and charisma are captivating and entertaining . All are welcome, especially outliers.