Charlie Rich 1975 CMA Awards – John Denver wins, Charlie burns the envelope! – YouTube

Charlie Rich 1975 CMA Awards – John Denver wins, Charlie burns the envelope! – YouTube.

In 1975 John Denver won the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year. A very drunk Charlie Rich was to present the award…he burned the announcement in protest of the pop takeover of country music. Note Glen Campbell smoking a cigarette while hosting the awards.

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