Statue funding site previews country music legend’s bronze tribute

By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette

The first rendering of the Billy Joe Shaver bronze statue was shared today on the Billy Joe Shaver Fund Facebook page.

The current sculpting, measuring in at 12 inches in height, is the first concept design of the what the statue will look like. A newer and more detailed 18-inch version of the piece will be shown off next week.

A casting of the proposed Billy Joe Shaver statue. – Courtesy photo

The final statue, designed by artist Payne Lara, will stand at 6 feet, 2 inches. When completed, the finished piece will either reside in Jester Park next to the Lefty Frizzell statue, or near the Palace Theatre.

Follow the Navarro County Gazette for further updates on the statue’s progress.

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