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Merle Haggard

Born: Apr 6, 1937 in Bakersfield, CA
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Genre: Country
Biography: As a performer and a songwriter, Merle Haggard was the most important country artist to emerge in the 1960s, and he became one of the leading figures of the Bakersfield country scene in the '60s. While his music remained hardcore country, he pushed the boundaries of the music quite far. Like his idol, ...Read full biography
Released: 1971
Label: Capitol
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Arriving after the superb Bob Wills salute Tribute to the Best Damn Fiddle Player in the World, 1971's Hag was Merle Haggard's first collection of largely original songs in two years, since 1969's Portrait. ...Read full review
Someday We'll Look Back
Released: 1971
Label: Capitol
Critics' Rating:
Someday We'll Look Back is a terrific early-'70s LP from Merle Haggard, one that showcases not only his exceptional songwriting skills, but also his rich, subtle eclectism. Much of the album is given over ...Read full review
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