By Bob Cannon
Updated August 20, 1993 at 04:00 AM EDT

Along with the Alamo, Nolan Ryan, and jalapeno peppers, veteran songwriters like Billy Joe Shaver make Texas proud. His road-weary voice conjures up images of dusty plains, beautiful losers, and broken hearts on Tramp on Your Street. And Shaver's three-piece band can easily downshift from a snarling rocker to a soft waltz, drawing tears at any tempo. A