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Merle Haggard

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Merle Ronald Haggard (born April 6, 1937) is an American country and Western song writer, singer, guitarist, fiddler, and instrumentalist. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band The Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound, which is characterized by the unique 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. By the 1970s, Haggard was aligned with the growing outlaw country movement, and has continued to release successful albums through the 1990s and into the 2000s. In 1994, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 1997, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. Early life: Haggard's parents, James Francis and Flossie Mae, moved to California from their home in Checotah, Oklahoma, during the Great Depression, after their barn burned in 1934. They settled...

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Discography

  • The Ultimate Collection
  • Kern River, 1985
  • I Am What I Am, 2010
  • Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard, 2006
  • Greatest Hits of the 80's, 1990
  • Live, 1995
  • The Essential Merle Haggard - The Epic Years, 2004
  • Okie From Muskogee
  • Ramblin' Fever, 1977
  • My Love Affair With Trains & The Roots of My Raising, 2002
  • Someday We'll Look Back, 1971
  • Hag: The Studio Recordings 1969-1976, 2007
  • I'm a Lonesome Fugitive / Mama Tried, 2002
  • Back to the Barrooms/The Way I Am
  • 12 #1 Hits, Volume 1, 1999
  • Train Whistle Blues: Classic Railroad Songs, Volume 5, 2001
  • A Friend In California, 1986
  • A Taste of Yesterday's Wine, 1995
  • Live From Austin, TX, 2006
  • The Platinum Collection, 2004
  • Greatest Hits
  • 21 Years of #1 Hits 1967-1987
  • Unforgettable
  • Same Train, a Different Time, 2000
  • 40 #1 Hits
  • The Best of Gospel
  • Roots, Volume 1, 2000
  • Kickin' Out The Footlights...Again, 2006
  • Like Never Before
  • Platinum & Gold Collection, 2004
  • Chicago Wind
  • 24 Greatest Hits, 1995
  • Merle Haggard Love Songs
  • The Definitive Collection
  • If We Make It Through December, 1974
  • A&E Biography: A (Musical) Anthology
  • Down Every Road, 1996
  • Merle Haggard: Legendary Country Singers, 1995
  • More of the Best, 1990
  • The Fightin' Side of Me
  • For the Record (disc 2)
  • 5:01 Blues, 1989
  • Good Old Country
  • The Complete '60s Capitol Singles, 2013
  • Icon, 2013
  • A Portrait of Merle Haggard, 1969
  • Pancho & Lefty, 2003
  • Okie From Muskogee: Recorded Live in Muskogee, Oklahoma, 1969
  • Rainbow Stew: Live at Anaheim Stadium
  • Mama Tried / Pride in What I Am, 2006
  • American Music Legends
  • 1994, 1994
  • Back to the Barrooms, 1980
  • Last of the Breed, 2007
  • Just Between the Two of Us
  • Kern River / Chill Factor, 2010
  • Okie from Muskogee: Recorded Live at Church St Station, Florida, 1996
  • I'm Always On A Mountain When I Fall, 1978
  • Merle Haggard Collector's Edition
  • Live: The Hits and More
  • Strangers, 1965
  • Super Hits, Volume 2, 1994
  • Greatest No. 1 Hits
  • Keep Movin' On, 1975
  • The Best Of Merle Haggard, 2000
  • The Very Best of Merle Haggard
  • Swinging Doors, 1966
  • Out Among the Stars, 1986
  • The Roots of My Raising, 2006
  • Legend of Bonnie & Clyde / Pride in What I Am
  • His Epic Hits (The First 11)
  • The Peer Sessions
  • Country Legends
  • 18 Rare Classics
  • Collector's Series, 1990
  • Let Me Tell You About a Song, 1972
  • The Best of the Best of Merle Haggard
  • Hits, 1994
  • Amber Waves of Grain, 1985
  • Seashores of Old Mexico, 1987
  • Drinkin', 2001
  • All Night Long, 1991
  • Branded Man, 2001
  • Walking the Line, 1987
  • #1 Hits, 1994
  • Untamed Hawk: The Early Recordings of Merle Haggard
  • The Bluegrass Sessions, 2007
  • 20 Greatest Hits
  • I'm a Lonesome Fugitive, 1967
  • Sing Me Back Home/Legend of Bonnie & Clyde, 2006
  • Big City, 1981
  • 25th Anniversary Album
  • Goin' Home for Christmas, 2003
  • Chill Factor, 1987
  • My Farewell to Elvis, 1977
  • The Lonesome Fugitive: The Merle Haggard Anthology (1963-1977), 1995
  • Working in Tennessee, 2011
  • Hag / Someday We'll Look Back, 2006
  • Mama Tried, 2001
  • 20 Hits Special Collection (disc 1)
  • 16 Biggest Hits, 1998
  • Super Hits
  • Prison, 2001
  • For The Record (43 Legendary Hits)
  • A Christmas Present, 1990
  • Serving 190 Proof, 1988
  • A Country Christmas With Merle Haggard
  • Best Of Country Blues
  • His Greatest and His Best
  • If I Could Only Fly, 2000
  • A Tribute to the Best Damn Fiddle Player in the World
  • 24 at No.1
  • The Fightin' Side of Me: 15 #1 Hits
  • Motorcycle Cowboy: Live at Billy Bob's Texas
  • Country Pride, 1991

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