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  • Aug 2, 1974
    Leon Russell sings "Jambalaya (On The Bayou)" while hosting "The Midnight Special" on NBC, with musical guests Bobby Bare, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, John Hartford, Rick Nelson, Doug Kershaw and Michael Martin Murphey
    Sep 25, 1974
    Willie Nelson records "Remember Me (When The Candlelights Are Gleaming)"
    Sep 27, 1974
    Waylon Jennings records "Bob Wills Is Still The King"--namechecking Tommy Duncan, The Texas Playboys and Willie Nelson--and "Good Hearted Woman" during a concert in Austin's Western Place. Nelson's voice is later added to "Good Hearted Woman" to create a duet for the album "Wanted: The Outlaws"
    Oct 17, 1974
    The first episode of PBS-TV's "Austin City Limits" is filmed, with Willie Nelson on board as the inaugural guest
    Jan 2, 1975
    "Austin City Limits" premieres on PBS with Willie Nelson as the first featured guest. The set list includes "Good Hearted Woman," "Whiskey River," "Okie From Muskogee" and "Will The Circle Be Unbroken"
    Jan 28, 1975
    Willie Nelson performs "The Star-Spangled Banner" at San Antonio's HemisFair Arena for the American Basketball Association All-Star Game. The Eastern Conference beats the West, 151-124
    Feb 9, 1975
    Willie Nelson records "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain" at the Autumn Sound recording studio in Garland, Texas
    Jun 1, 1975
    Columbia releases Willie Nelson's album "Red Headed Stranger"
    Jul 4, 1975
    Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic attracts 80,000 fans to Austin as the state of Texas observes Willie Nelson Day. The lineup includes Kris Kristofferson, David Allan Coe, Rita Coolidge, Delbert McClinton and John Sebastian
    Sep 27, 1975
    Willie Nelson opens a Dallas nightclub, Whiskey River. The first performer at the venue: David Allan Coe

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