On This Date in 1980 Willie Nelson Tokes His Way to the Top of the Charts
It was a song I first remember hearing as I watched the accompanying video on Armed Forces Television while my father was stationed in the Philippines. "On the Road Again" had been out for more than 5 years at that point, but I was only two-years-old at the time so cut me some slack.
On this date in 1980 Willie Nelson's ode to the road hit #1 on the Billboard charts. Pretty impressive for a red-headed stranger from Texas. I searched and searched for the official video on YouTube, but I did find Willie singing the classic at the Grand Ole Opry. If all else fails, go with the Opry. As a bonus since I couldn't find the video, I've included a picture from my childhood that shows our family band in action doing our best Willie Nelson impersonation.