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  • Sep 28, 1985
    Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson, known collectively as The Highwaymen, reach the top spot on the Billboard country albums chart with "Highwayman"
    Sep 30, 1985
    Taping begins for "The 10th Anniversary Johnny Cash Christmas Special" at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Guests for the CBS program include June Carter, Larry Gatlin, Jerry Lee Lewis, Rosanne Cash, Helen Carter and Anita Carter
    Dec 10, 1985
    Johnny Cash's tenth CBS Christmas special features Larry Gatlin, Jerry Lee Lewis, June Carter Cash and Rosanne Cash, who sings "Never Be You." Johnny and June team on "It Ain't Me, Babe"
    Dec 23, 1985
    Ray Cash, father of Johnny Cash and Tommy Cash, dies in a Nashville hospital
    Jan 27, 1986
    Willie Nelson wins four trophies at the American Music Awards, two for the video to "Highwayman," with Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson. Alabama and Crystal Gayle are double winners, and Hank Williams Jr. gets one award
    Feb 10, 1986
    The album "Highwayman" is certified gold by the RIAA for Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson
    Feb 16, 1986
    Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson star in the NBC-TV movie "The Last Days Of Frank & Jesse James." The cast also includes Ed Bruce, David Allan Coe and June Carter Cash
    Mar 7, 1986
    The lesbian-themed movie "Desert Hearts" debuts in theaters. It features Johnny Horton's "Honky-Tonk Man," plus music by Jim Reeves, Patsy Cline, Gene Vincent, Patti Page, Webb Pierce, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Kitty Wells and Ferlin Husky
    Apr 14, 1986
    "Highwayman" takes Single Record of the Year honors for Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and producer Chips Moman in the 21st Academy of Country Music awards, telecast by NBC from Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California
    Apr 27, 1986
    Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, George Strait and Larry Gatlin play an Austin concert that ABC airs the following night as "Texas 150: A Celebration Special." Also aboard: Gene Autry, Freddy Fender, Kenny Rogers, Mac Davis, Jimmy Dean and others

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