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  • Mar 11, 1976
    Willie Nelson picks up his first gold album from the RIAA, for "Red Headed Stranger"
    Mar 30, 1976
    The collaborative album "Wanted: The Outlaws"--featuring Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Tompall Glaser and Jessi Colter--is certified gold by the RIAA
    Apr 24, 1976
    Willie Nelson takes "The Sound In Your Mind" to the top of the Billboard country albums chart, where it remains a total of eight weeks
    May 8, 1976
    Willie Nelson sings "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" with Bob Dylan in a Houston benefit for boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, imprisoned for three murders he may not have committed. Afterward, Nelson is served a subpoena for a drug trafficking case
    Jul 4, 1976
    Willie Nelson holds his Fourth of July Picnic in a downpour, the crowd smoking pot until 9:30 the next morning, with some public nudity. On the bill in Gonzales, Texas, are Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, Bobby Bare, George Jones and Leon Russell, among others
    Jul 9, 1976
    Willie Nelson performs "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain" and "If You've Got The Money I've Got The Time" during NBC's "The Midnight Special." He also sings with host Rita Coolidge and guest Jackie DeShannon
    Aug 20, 1976
    Willie Nelson is served with a subpoena to testify in the narcotics trial of reputed drug ring leader Joe Hicks. Authorities refuse to comment on Nelson's role in the trial
    Aug 29, 1976
    Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter and Tompall Glaser deliver an "Outlaws" concert at the historic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Also featured is Steve Young
    Sep 14, 1976
    Waylon Jennings garners six nominations and Willie Nelson picks up five as the Country Music Association announces the finalists for its annual awards in Nashville
    Sep 22, 1976
    Columbia releases Willie Nelson's gospel album "The Troublemaker"

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