Merle Haggard
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1937-04-06
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Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard Biography (Wikipedia)

Merle Ronald Haggard (April 6, 1937 – April 6, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band the Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound, which is characterized by the twang of Fender Telecaster and the unique mix with the traditional country steel guitar sound, new vocal harmony styles in which the words are minimal, and a rough edge not heard on the more polished Nashville sound recordings of the same era.

Haggard's childhood was troubled after the death of his father, and he was incarcerated several times in his youth. 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.

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Please Mr. D.J.
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Please Mr. D.J.
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Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man)
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Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man)
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A Working Man Can't Get Nowhere Today
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A Working Man Can't Get Nowhere Today
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I've Seen It Go Away
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I've Seen It Go Away
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The Seashores Of Old Mexico
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The Seashores Of Old Mexico
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If We Make it Through December
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If We Make it Through December
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Okie From Muskogee
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Okie From Muskogee
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Family Bible
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Family Bible
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You Don’t Even Try
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You Don’t Even Try
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I'm a Lonesome Fugitive
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I'm a Lonesome Fugitive
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Hungry Eyes
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Hungry Eyes
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My Love Affair With Trains
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My Love Affair With Trains
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(My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers
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(My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers
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Kentucky Gambler
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Kentucky Gambler
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Colorado
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Colorado
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Broken Friend
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Broken Friend
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Silver Wings
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Silver Wings
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Back To The Barrooms Again
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Back To The Barrooms Again
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Momma Tried
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Momma Tried
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Daddy Frank
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Daddy Frank
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Place to Fall Apart
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Place to Fall Apart
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THE MAN WHO PICKED THE WILDWOOD FLOWER
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THE MAN WHO PICKED THE WILDWOOD FLOWER
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