Merle Haggard

Merle Ronald Haggard was an American country singer, songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler.
Haggard was born in Oildale, California, during the Great Depression. His childhood was troubled after the death of his father, and he was incarcerated several times in his youth. After being released from San Quentin State Prison in 1960, he managed to turn his life around and launch a successful country music career, gaining popularity with his songs about the working class that occasionally contained themes contrary to the prevailing anti-Vietnam War sentiment of much popular music of the time. Between the 1960s and the 1980s, he had 38 number-one hits on the US country charts, several of which also made the Billboard all-genre singles chart. Haggard continued to release successful albums into the 2000s.
He received many honors and awards for his music, including a Kennedy Center Honor, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a BMI Icon Award, and induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Country Music Hall of Fame and Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

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Okie From Muskogee (Live 1981)Last Train to Nashville (Live 1981)2:20
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Faded Rose (Live 1981)Last Train to Nashville (Live 1981)1:01
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Big City (Live 1981)Last Train to Nashville (Live 1981)2:56
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Miss The Mississippi and You (Live 1981)Last Train to Nashville (Live 1981)3:36
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Rainbow Stew (Live 1981)Last Train to Nashville (Live 1981)2:08
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Mama Tried (Live 1981)Last Train to Nashville (Live 1981)2:38
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Always Late With Your Kisses (Live 1981)Last Train to Nashville (Live 1981)3:02
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I Think I'll Just Stay Here & Drink (Live 1981)Last Train to Nashville (Live 1981)3:22
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Leonard (Live 1981)Last Train to Nashville (Live 1981)3:07
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