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Nov 23, 1963Willie Nelson signs the papers to buy a 200-acre farm in Ridgetop, TennesseeAug 11, 1964The Music City News, established by Faron Young, celebrates its first anniversary with a pair of figure eight races at the Nashville Speedway. The winning drivers: Willie Nelson and Roy DruskyNov 12, 1964Willie Nelson holds his inaugural recording session in a new deal with RCA, with Chet Atkins producing at RCA Studio B in Nashville. The first song on the session is Nelson's Christmas title, "Pretty Paper"Nov 28, 1964Willie Nelson makes his Grand Ole Opry debutApr 7, 1965Willie Nelson records "Night Life" at RCA Studio B in NashvilleJun 8, 1966Willie Nelson records "The Party's Over," providing Don Meredith something to sing on "Monday Night Football"Jun 25, 1966Willie Nelson performs "I Love You Because" and "I'm Still Not Over You" as he makes his final appearance as a member of the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium in NashvilleApr 6, 1967Nineteen artists band together to record a tribute to Chet Atkins, titled "Chet's Tune," including Eddy Arnold, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Porter Wagoner, Norma Jean, Hank Snow, Hank Locklin, Dottie West and Skeeter DavisMar 27, 1968Willie Nelson records "Sweet Memories" with producer Chet Atkins, then waits 11 years for it to become a hitMar 27, 1968Ray Price sells his half of Pamper Music to songwriters Willie Nelson and Hank Cochran. The publishing company controls such copyrights as "I Fall To Pieces," "Heartaches By The Number" and "Funny How Time Slips Away"
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