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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
Big City
Released: 1981
Label: EPIC/LEGACY
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When Merle Haggard & the Strangers, along with producer Lewis Talley, entered a recording studio in July of 1981 to make his debut album for Epic -- after leaving his long association with MCA -- he had ...Read full review
A Tribute to the Best Damn Fiddle Player in the World (Or, My Salute to Bob Wills)
After releasing his tribute to Jimmie Rodgers, Merle Haggard immediately set about working on a tribute to his other major musical idol, Bob Wills. Haggard learned how to play fiddle and, within a month, ...Read full review
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