Honeysuckle Rose (1980): Starring Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson plays a country music singer, who’s happily married (to Dyan Canon), that is, until the daughter (Amy Irving) of his guitarist (Slim Pickens) arrives to join the band.

At the time, critics compared the Jerry Schatzberg’s film to the classic Intermezzo.

Nelson made his screen debut the year before in The Electric Horseman.  Both Canon and Irving sing quite impressively their songs.

The Oscar nominated song became Nelson’s theme motif whenever he would appear on stage.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Original Song: On the Road Again, music and lyrics by Willie Nelson

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

The winner of the Original Song Oscar were Michael Gore and Dean Pitch’ford’s title song from Fame.