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From Vinyl to CDs

Any fan of music knows the name Merle Haggard. Even the casual listener will hear echoes of Haggard on the radio today. Haggard's music - songs that tell the story of his life - has influenced country and rock since the 1960s....

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27 January
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Merle Haggard on Barack Obama

Country Music Hall of Fame member Merle Haggard was among the millions who tuned in Tuesday to witness the inauguration of Barack Obama as the nation’s first African American president....

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24 January
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Haggard, crowd get to know each other

Merle keeps it intimate in first show after cancer surgery BY SHELLIE BRANCO, Californian staff writer sbranco@bakersfield.com | Friday, Jan 2 2009 11:09 PM - Updated: Wednesday, Jan 7 2009 Merle Haggard stopped cold when he came to the line “a joint was a bad...

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23 January
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Haggard pens new song in honor of Obama

Story by: The Bakersfield Californian - Tuesday, Jan 20 2009 4:22 PM Country legend and Oildale favorite son Merle Haggard was so moved by the historic events unfolding in Washington this week that he wrote a song praising President Barack Obama. Haggard penned “Hopes Are High”...

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22 January
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Merle Haggard comes to Cheyenne

The country musician has collaborated with Willlie Nelson, George Jones and Conway Twitty. By Karen Cotton kcotton@wyomingnews.com All it takes is a glance at Merle Haggard's extensive discography that dates back to 1965 to figure out why he's a country legend. A few of his 40 number one hits...

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16 January
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Merle Haggard beats lung cancer

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Merle Haggard is not letting a bout with lung cancer get in the way of his ambitious touring and recording plans. Seven weeks after the 71-year-old country legend had a lemon-sized tumor removed in what he calls "the greatest test of my...

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31 December
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A star is reborn

Merle receives honor, tries out post-surgery vocal power at shows BY SHELLIE BRANCO, Californian staff writer sbranco@bakersfield.com | Monday, Dec 29 2008 5:06 PM Before he shows off his recovered vocal chops to Bakersfield Friday night, Merle Haggard will receive his star on Bakersfield’s walk of...

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30 December
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MERLE HAGGARD BACK HOME

MERLE HAGGARD IS BACK HOME AFTER LUNG SURGERY; UPON WAKING UP POST-OP, MERLE OPENED HIS EYES, YODELED AND SMILED MERLE HAGGARD arrived home five days after having lung surgery in a Bakersfield hospital last Monday morning. It was discovered during a previous biopsy that he had non-small...

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09 November
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