Merle Haggard



Merle Haggard
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Rating
Active
1963
Born
April 6, 1937 in California
Died
April 6, 2016
Location
Oildale, CA, United States
Biography
Merle Ronald Haggard, born April 6, 1937 in Bakersfield, California is an American country music singer and songwriter. He has become one of the true giants of country music, and along with Buck Owens helped create the Bakersfield Sound, which is characterized by the unique twang of Telecaster guitars, harmonies, and a rough edge not heard on the more polished Nashville recordings of the time. After spending his early life drifting in and out of jail Merle attended three of Johnny Cash's concerts at San Quentin Prison. Seeing Cash perform inspired Haggard to straighten up and pursue his singing career.
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Top Songs by Merle Haggard


Fightin' Side of Me

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Django and Jimmie
Down Every Road

Mama Tried

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It's All Going to Pot

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Sing Me Back Home

Good Times

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I Think I'll Stay

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Down Every Road

Bottle Let Me Down

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A Portrait Of

Silver Wings

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Yesterday's Wine

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Momma Tried

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Roots Of My Raising

Roots Of My Raising

Merle Haggard November 30, 2017

10 Tracks

20 Hits, Volume 2

20 Hits, Volume 2

Merle Haggard September 27, 2016

20 Tracks

Merle Haggard Live In San Francisco 1965

Merle Haggard Live In San Francisco 1965

Merle Haggard April 27, 2016

16 Tracks

Hits

Hits

Merle Haggard April 18, 2016

14 Tracks

Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

Merle Haggard April 18, 2016

10 Tracks

Merle Haggard Greatest Hits (Live)

Merle Haggard Greatest Hits (Live)

Merle Haggard April 18, 2016

24 Tracks

The Best of the Best of Merle Haggard

The Best of the Best of Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard April 8, 2016

11 Tracks

Merle Haggard - The Best Of The Capitol Years

Merle Haggard - The Best Of The Capitol Years

Merle Haggard April 1, 2016

19 Tracks

Django and Jimmie

Django and Jimmie

Willie Nelson May 29, 2015

14 Tracks

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