Category Archives: Merle Haggard

October 19, 2017

Roy Rogers – Walkin’ on the Fightin’ Side of Me

With Merle Haggard

September 22, 2017

Merle Haggard – North American Tour 1987

Live

August 21, 2017

Johnny Cash & Merle Haggard – I’m Leaving Now

July 26, 2017

Merle Haggard – Dealing With The Devil

Rare Studio Version

July 16, 2017

Merle Haggard Honored by U. S. House of Representatives (Video)

The bill passed unanimously, and the post office at 1730 18th St. in Bakersfield will now become the Merle Haggard Post Office Building.

The United States House of Representatives voted on Tuesday (July 11) to recognize country legend Merle Haggard by re-naming the U.S. post office in Bakersfield, Calif., in his honor, the Los Angeles Times reports.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R – CA) represents California’s 23rd district, and he brought the bill to the floor, giving an impassioned speech arguing for the honor. Haggard was born near Bakersfield, and he became one of the leading progenitors of the Bakersfield Sound, a movement that swept country music in the 1960s that featured more of an emphasis on electric guitars and simpler, more aggressive arrangements.

“Mr. Speaker, you can take a look back on American history. You can see figures standing tall who spoke for the everyday working man. Following a long tradition of Whitman and Twain, Merle Haggard was a man who knew America instinctively, because he lived an American life. It wasn’t a life for the movies, but it was all more compelling because it was all more real. That is the reason they called him the poet of the common man,” McCarthy stated.

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July 13, 2017

Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson & Friends – Live in Concert 2007

July 10, 2017

Lulu’s restaurant staff remember Merle Haggard

Lulu’s Dining and Drinking Establishment staff remember Merle Haggard who was a regular customer for three decades.

June 30, 2017

Workin Man: A Tribute to Merle Haggard

(1998) TNN Tribute to Merle Haggard featuring interviews with Haggard and many of his friends in country music.

Click here for Working Man: A Tribute to Merle Haggard.

June 16, 2017

Merle Haggard – An American Story (Documentary)

TNN Documentary, narrated by Willie Nelson, with a number of guests, fans, family, and admirers. that also, somewhat promotes, the tribute album, “Mama’s Hungry Eyes,” Bruce Bouton and Tim DuBois.

June 6, 2017

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard – The Only Man Wilder than Me

American Epic Sessions