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  • May 23, 1980
    Columbia releases the Willie Nelson & Ray Price album "San Antonio Rose"
    Jun 9, 1980
    MCA releases Ed Bruce's "The Last Cowboy Song" with a vocal assist from Willlie Nelson, namechecked along with Waylon Jennings, Lewis & Clark, George Custer, Louis L'Amour, Frederic Remington and Wyatt Earp
    Jul 3, 1980
    "Honeysuckle Rose" makes its world premiere in Austin, Texas. Willie Nelson stars in the movie, about a touring country star, using the picture to introduce his song "On The Road Again"
    Jul 3, 1980
    Willie Nelson's movie soundtrack, "The Electric Horseman," collects a gold album from the RIAA
    Jul 4, 1980
    Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic draws 45,000 in 101-degree weather near Austin. Guests include: Merle Haggard, Ernest Tubb, Delbert McClinton, Leon Russell and Ray Price. The Charlie Daniels Band misses the show, stranded at the airport
    Jul 5, 1980
    Willie Nelson records "Mona Lisa" at Gilley's Recording Studio in Pasadena, Texas
    Jul 15, 1980
    Columbia releases Willie Nelson's soundtrack album "Honeysuckle Rose." It also includes performances by Emmylou Harris, Jody Payne, Hank Cochran, Jeannie Seely and Johnny Gimble, among others
    Jul 18, 1980
    Willie Nelson's "Honeysuckle Rose" has its California premiere at Mann's Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles
    Aug 7, 1980
    Columbia releases Willie Nelson's single "On The Road Again"
    Aug 13, 1980
    Willie Nelson performs the national anthem for the Democratic National Convention at New York's Madison Square Garden as Jimmy Carter is nominated for president. A political cartoon later responds, "Hey, that was just great, Mr. Nelson. Really super. Say what song was that, anyway?"

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