Charlie Daniels and Louise Mandrell tape the first of many segments for the CBS program ‘Happy New Year, America.’ The segment tapes on December 5th and airs on New Year’s Eve.
George Strait, who just years before had been an opening act, plays two sold-out shows on New Year’s Eve.
Republicans join together with members of the press for a party that features Wayne Newton and the Gatlin Brothers during the Republican National Convention in August. More than 2,000 people attend the party, and the Washington Post says, “If you’re not slightly amused by Billy Bob’s, something is seriously wrong with you.”
George Jones, Merle Haggard, John Anderson, and Tanya Tucker all perform at the club in January. The legendary Ray Charles plays in April and Reba McEntire performs in May.