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Merle Haggard: Home-fried Humor and Cowboy Soul

Al Aronowitz, Rolling Stone, 10 August 1968

COUNTRY MUSIC is blowing in like a fresh wind from the West. America can't be defined by its pay-toilets and its smog. Merle Haggard never heard of Woody Guthrie, but they're both going to be heroes in the plagued remnants of this murderous decade.

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