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Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard


Merle Haggard: Home-fried Humor and Cowboy Soul

Profile and Interview by Al Aronowitz, Rolling Stone, 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 ...

Merle Haggard

Comment by Gene Guerrero, Great Speckled Bird, The, March 1970

IF MERLE Haggard wasn't one of the two or three most creative persons in country music, it would be easy to dismiss him as just ...

Merle Haggard: Municipal Auditorium, Atlanta

Live Review by Gene Guerrero, Great Speckled Bird, The, March 1970

Walk a Mile... ...

Merle Haggard: The Fightin' Side Of Me (Capitol)

Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, October 1970

MERLE HAGGARD is a tough ol' boy. While Johnny Cash broods about it, you have the feeling that Haggard might just get it done. ...

Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn: Louisiana Woman – Mississippi Man; Merle Haggard: I Love Dixie Blues...

Review by John Morthland, Creem, November 1973

THE SEARCH for the most commercial mating of country and rock continues unabated, and it's working both ways. In the wake of Kristofferson, the Young ...

For The Record: The Hag Tells It Like It Is

Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Country Music, November 1999

LAST APRIL Merle Haggard turned 62, well past the age when most men slow down and mellow out. The Hag, however, is busier and ornerier ...

Merle Haggard Flies

Interview by j. poet, Stereotype, November 2000

MERLE HAGGARD IS The Okie From Muskogee, the Untamed Hawk, the Poet of the Working Man. He has a reputation for honestly speaking his mind, ...

Merle Haggard: If I Could Only Fly (Anti-Inc)

Review and Interview by Fred Dellar, MOJO, December 2000

A country music cornerstone tells it how it was. ...

Real Country music may be dead, but its last true cowboy, Merle Haggard, carries on the original sound

Profile and Interview by Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle, June 2001

COUNTRY MUSIC is over. There are lots of rock singers wearing cowboy hats these days, but genuine country music is all but dead and gone. ...

Branded Man: Merle Haggard Brings The Bakersfield Sounds East With Dylan

Report and Interview by Ted Drozdowski, Boston Phoenix, The, April 2005

WHEN BOB DYLAN CALLS, other musicians listen. Even when they're icons and gifted songwriters in their own right. ...

Merle Haggard Stands Tall

Interview by Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle, March 2009

AS LONG AS people speak of country music, the music of Merle Haggard will live. As his career nears the half-century mark, Haggard's imprint is ...

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