1996

Elected President of the Country Music Foundation

Honky Tonkin's What I Do Best is Released title track is duet with Travis Tritt which receives CMA's Vocal Event nomination

Records duets with:

Steve Earle – "Crying', Waiting', Hoping'" on notfadeaway (remembering buddy holly)

Willie Nelson – "We Must Believe in Magic" on One Voice

Travis Tritt – "Double Trouble" on Restless Kind