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True Grit Opens Wednesday- Today, Let’s Talk 1979!

True Grit has its Christmas opening starting tomorrow!  Jeff Bridges stars as Rooster Cogburn in the remake of the 1969 classic. Jeff recently starred as Bad Blake in “Crazy Heart” – a great film about a washed out Country singer on his way back to relevance.

It was today back in 1979 however, when a legendary Country singer made his movie debut!

Willie Nelson made his movie debut on December 21, 1979 in “The Electric Horseman”.  The movie starred Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. Willie starred as Wendall Hickson – the manager to Redford’s character  Sonny Steele.

Willie didn’t have a whole lot of screen time, but what he lacked in that department he made up for with his singing and songwriting talents.  He contributed five songs to the soundtrack including “Mama’s Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys” and “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys”. Both hold up as classics today.

If you haven’t checked it out yet, “The Electric Horseman” is definitely worth watching-

Even 30-plus years later!

Did you ever see it?

Remember that crazy light-up suit? Check it out here in a classic scene!

Good times…

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