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Merle Continues to Rack up the Awards

Merle continues to rack up the awards and accolades more than 45 years after his first album was released. He was inducted earlier this month into California's Hall of Fame, in a class that included Barbra Streisand, Betty White...

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05 January
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Haggard keeps on movin’

Haggard keeps on movin’ By Nathalie Baret For the Journal Merle Haggard has a few priorities that he won’t back down from. One is staying above ground. “I’m the kind of guy that has to keep moving and keep active, otherwise I’ll die. At my age, that’s...

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09 July
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Merle Haggard: Learning to Live with Myself

“I’m living proof that things go wrong in America and I’m also living proof that things can go right,” says Merle Haggard. In Merle Haggard: Learning to Live with Myself, American Masters’ candid documentary about the country music legend...

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10 June
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He Is What He Is: The Merle Haggard Interview

Today he’s considered a country legend, but that doesn’t mean Merle Haggard’s life has been easy. Dubbed “the poet of the common man”, Haggard’s early years were a rough n’ tumble combination of odd jobs and small crimes, which eventually led to prison stays and...

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11 May
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Merle Haggard: As He Is

By Peter Cooper on April 30th, 2010 American Songwriter Merle Haggard: As He Is “Songwriting gets harder and harder, unless you just want to try to write a better version of what you’ve already done,” said Merle Haggard, 73, sitting in a Middle Tennessee studio and making...

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10 May
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Somic Boomer – Album of the Week

There are at least two ways you can take the title of the latest from a country legend whose career spans more than a half-century. You can hear it as a prideful declaration, a Popeye-style “I Yam What I Yam” or Sinatra-esque “My Way,”...

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27 April
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On the bus with Merle Haggard

Parking is a journey to the dark side for all concerned this weekend. Several acres were set aside for free parking for those coming to Stagecoach just for the day, and the three-lane-wide jam of cars and, mostly, pickup trucks jockeying to get in earlier...

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27 April
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