ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 10, 1977
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(Studio) 11th annual country music awards will be given out in Nashville, Tennessee, tonight at Grand Ole Opry House WayIon Jennings is favored to win for song, "Luckenbach, Texas." There really is Luckenbach in Texas, and song is having unexpected effect on town.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Luckenbach, Texas) (Song played.) Jennings and Willie Nelson combined on song and have made Luckenbach famous. Song and Texas "outlaw" music have created problem for Nashville, because they're outside mainstream of country music. Many aspiring musicians look for break in Austin music scene now, singers like Ann McGowan. [McGOWAN - sings.] Reasons for popularity of Luckenbach noted; crowds are messing up town, so Jennings sent associate to help townspeople to learn to cope with crowds. [Robert GATELEY - notes people seeking to realize American dream are creating havoc with environmental Is trying to help town learn to control crowds.] Jennings and Nelson are Nashville outsiders and have asked their songs be withdrawn from tonight's competition. But Nashville will have to deal with situation in some way.
REPORTER: Charles Murphy
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