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  • Jul 3, 1977
    Willie Nelson holds his Fourth of July Picnic one day early, attracting 70,000 fans to the Tulsa Fairgrounds Speedway. The lineup includes Lynyrd Skynyrd, Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, Jerry Jeff Walker and Asleep At The Wheel
    Jul 13, 1977
    The Country Music Association denies a request by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson to have their names removed from the awards ballot. The two say they oppose competition among artists and specifically do not want to compete with each other
    Aug 16, 1977
    Willie Nelson hears about Elvis Presley's death from a radio station in Memphis, where he is in town to perform with Emmylou Harris. Jerry Lee Lewis stops by the show, and later gets drunk with Nelson
    Aug 25, 1977
    Two days after he was booked for cocaine possession, Waylon Jennings joins Willie Nelson on stage at Nashville's Municipal Auditorium, eliciting cheers when he tells the crowd: "I didn't do it"
    Sep 17, 1977
    Willie Nelson performs "If You've Got The Money I've Got The Time" and "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain" on the syndicated TV show "Pop! Goes The Country," hosted by Ralph Emery. Nelson also duets with Tracy Nelson on "After The Fire Is Gone" and "Will The Circle Be Unbroken"
    Nov 16, 1977
    Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson record "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys" at the American Studios in Nashville
    Dec 4, 1977
    Willie Nelson records "September Song"
    Dec 10, 1977
    Guest host Mary Kay Place sings "Something To Brag About" with Willie Nelson on "Saturday Night Live" in New York. Nelson also performs "Whiskey River" and "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain" on the NBC show
    Dec 12, 1977
    Willie Nelson records three hit singles--"Georgia On My Mind," "Blue Skies" and "All Of Me"--in Southern California. He also cuts "Stardust," the title track for the album that features them
    Jan 9, 1978
    RCA releases the album "Waylon & Willie"

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