Willie Nelson presents award to President Jimmy Carter (May 16, 1979)

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President Carter receives the first special award Tuesday from the Country Music Association.  Country stars Willie Nelson (left) and Charley Pride presented the award at an Oval Office ceremony recognizing Carther’s enthusiasm for country music.  As Nelson handed over an inscribed glass bowl from the Association, the President said, “This is the first time I ever saw you with a glass in your hand without beer in it.”

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