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In 1946 Williams traveled to Nashville to meet with music publisher Fred Rose and the Acuff-Rose Publications company. What began with Williams writing material for singer Molly O'Day eventually gave way to a record contract with the recently created MGM label.

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Williams's career began to hit its peak after the Nashville establishment gradually—and somewhat reluctantly—accepted his new sound. His popularity had risen to levels where he could no longer be overlooked for major industry awards. He was prolific throughout the 1980s, sometimes recording and releasing two albums a year. Family Tradition , Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound , Habits Old and New , Rowdy , The Pressure Is On , High Notes , Strong Stuff , Man of Steel , Major Moves , Five-O , Montana Cafe , and many others resulted in a long string of hits. Between 1979 and 1992, Williams released 21 albums, 18 studio & 3 compilation, that were all, at least, certified gold by the RIAA . Between 1979 and 1990, Williams enjoyed a string of 30 Top Ten singles on the Billboard Country charts, including eight No. 1 singles, for a total of 44 Top Ten singles, including a total of 10 No. 1 singles, during his career. In 1982, he had nine albums simultaneously on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, all of which were original works and not compilations. In 1987 and 1988, Williams was named Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association . In 1987, 1988, and 1989, he won the same award from the Academy of Country Music . The pinnacle album of his acceptance and popularity was Born to Boogie . During the 1980s, Williams became a country music superstar known for catchy anthems and hard-edged, rock-influenced country. During the late 1970s and into the mid-1980s, Williams's songs constantly flew into the number one or number two spots, with songs such as "Family Tradition", "Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound", "Old Habits", "Ain't Misbehavin ' ", " Born to Boogie ", and "My Name Is Bocephus". [ clarification needed ] The 1987 hit single Wild Streak was cowritten by Houston native Terri Sharp , for which Williams and Sharp both earned gold records.

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