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  • Jael Flurie | Jul 14, 2014 at 9:56 am

    You should come to Hershey, PA soon. It’s my dream to meet you before I turn 16.

  • Daniel F. Chandler | Jul 13, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Dear Merle,
    Been a fan since the late 60′s. I was on the verge of taking a bottle of xanex and ambian and then started watching a documentary about you. You made a statement which I think saved my life. It was something like ” the hardest thing about life was having to live with myself”. THANK YOU!! Now I don’t feel so all alone.

  • kimberly swofford. | Jul 13, 2014 at 1:29 am

    Been listening to your music the whole time growing up and still to this day. I cant express how much i enjoy hearing your songs. Ive had one wish for a very long time and that is to see you in concert. Hope one day soon i will. God bless you and your family. Your awesome Merle

  • Nik Polanski | Jul 12, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Did Merle ever record “All Night Lady”? If so, what album. Been trying to find this song for a long time.

  • Travis Hamilton | Jul 12, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Greetings Merle!
    Just wanted to drop a line and say it was great to see you in Denver back in April. I believe that may have been about the 7h time I saw you in concert, and I gotta tell ya, you never disappoint! My wife and I have seen you 5 times in our home state of South Dakota. A highlight in my life was when you walked by me before your show at Ft. Randall Casino and said, “hey, I remember you!”. About a month prior, you played at the Rosebud Casino, where my wife and I had the opportunity to actually meet you and get a picture with you, that is proudly displayed in our home. You have been my favorite my entire life. You are truly the “poet of the common man”. As long as you keep pickin’, and as long as I can get to the show, I’m sure I’ll see you again! God Bless You and Yours.

  • Bryce Oppenneer | Jul 11, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Hello Merle, can you please do a Europe tour next year?

  • Corine Karadunis | Jul 11, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    I’m a Merle Haggard Fan totally been listening to Merle for many years.seen him in downtown San Jose. I follow him on Facebook. Love to always hear what’s happening. Thanks Merle for al the tunes we appreciate you, Love You Merle Haggard

  • Joy Park | Jul 10, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    I have been a fan since my early 20′s. You are and always has been my favorite. Have seen many concerts, but it has been a long time now. August 25 I will get to see him in Nashville. I can hardly wait. We are about the same age and I think you are still so great. Wish I could met you in person. I have every record, tape, cd that you have recorded.

  • Marco Waldmeier | Jul 10, 2014 at 1:32 am

    Dear Hag, Thankx for you fantastic Music for many Years.Got most of your Records and Books and many more Things.Would love to see you in Duett with John Forgerty.Another all Time Favorit of mine.All the Best for you and your Family from Switzerland.

  • Drew Dias | Jul 9, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Very rarely does anyone sing songs with as much soul and meaning as you! Always been a fan, and am hoping to hear some Misery and Gin in Nashville in a month or so!

  • Adriann Lee | Jul 9, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    HI, my name is Adriann and I was a little girl in the 1980′s who went to a dance studio in Palo Cedro. I was lucky enough to be a dancer as your opening act in the Christmas concerts you did in Redding. But I had no idea who you were ( I thought you were just a local singer) until I went to college and I told a roommate the story, who was blown away that I got to dance for Merle Haggard!! She then introduced me some of your music and since then I have been in love with it! Thank you for giving kids like me such a wonderful opportunity, and a great story for me to tell!! :-)

  • herbert Foster | Jul 7, 2014 at 3:43 am

    hey old buddy where do I but your new digitally remasetred collectors set? I gotta have it! ??

  • herbert Foster | Jul 7, 2014 at 3:41 am

    I sure wish you could arrange a show for the die hard fans in the beautiful state of maine. I have been a fan since you started with okie from Muskogee!! it would be the highlight of my last years here on earth to see you and shake your hand my old friend I was playing in a country western bad in Martinez Ca. in the eighties and saw your sons first concert advertised but I ,of course wanted to see the King and still do Oh by the way I bought one of your hats and peole loved it so bad they stole it from me. Thhat Walkinf on the fightin side of me if there ever was! haha! keep on keepinon my friend and am glad to see you express your faith as well! live long and die happy! Herb (Sonny Foster) !

  • Matt Scholz | Jul 6, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Merle,
    Have been a fan of your music, the real tough questions or attitude you express. Wanted to encourage you on the question about the good times. I work at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, CA where we actually still build rovers, scientific instruments and incredibly precise micro-devices and optics. We still bring in aluminum and titanium and make things by hand using brilliant, hard working U.S. labor. When we launch from Vandenburg AFB or Cape Kennedy, we actually fly the spacecraft from JPL and communicate through the Deep Space Network that we also run. If you and family are ever interested and can spare the time, you’d be welcome for a personal tour to show you that the good times are not over. There’s still brilliant, hard-working people doing great things.
    We still love your music and the challenge in your songs to not let things that are important like family, discovery, leadership, patriotism or pride slip away.
    My brother still remembers years ago seeing you playing on a flatbed truck in Julian, CA or Pine Valley back in the 70′s.

  • Jeff Bertolotti | Jul 6, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Merle, I just read here on your site about your brush with potential illness once again, but it all came out good for you and your family… Im happy to hear that…Im goin on 60, I also ran a rough road somewhat like yourself, (did however did manage to not do any real time) and at age 45, even after being clean and sober for nearly 20 years, my body started to demand payment for the previous years of abuse with interest…I came close to dropping off 3 times in the last 12 years, but Im still here thanks the the graces of God…(My kid sister was the movie actress Brittany Murphy, she passed away 4 years ago. I’m sure you daughter has seen her movies , even if you may not have, she did a huge body of work in Hollywood, and could sing like an angel with the power of thunder in her vocal cords)…I came up in a Mob environment and pretty much didn’t get away from “the life” till I was 25 while my father was doing time in Atlanta Federal penitentiary for the 3 rd time….I took advantage of a bad situation “for him” and ran like hell …I packed up my bass and got lost on the road for 10 years playing every bar and night club between Vegas and Atlantic city until all that mess was way behind me, and out of my rear view mirror…These days I live in Ventura County on a small sailboat, have a humble place I can record in a converted storage facility when the Spirit moves me to, and practice when my hands allow, a few good doctors that watch my back, food in my belly, and a few good friends…In short, Christ changed my world weather I was wanting Him to, or not. The leash He keeps me on, is real short, and always getting tugged on, hard…Otherwise Id just piss all over the garden…Some demons, in some people, Christs tells us, can only be dealt with by prayer…And a whole lot of it! Be well, be healthy, and pray my friend…God Bless to you and your beautiful family…If your ever in Ventua, feel free to drop a line and say hey… Jeff Bertolotti

  • lee saunders | Jul 6, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Just watched American Masters, and was introduced to you. You are a mighty powerful humble man, if that can be said. Enjoyed, enlightened, and entertained. My mother of 94, loves country music and I have grown accustomed to the sound and songs. May you know you will always carry your fellow inmates in your heart, and it was for you to be released to speak for the others without a voice. Be happy and enjoy your family, as you continue to sing your wonderful, meaningful songs. I hope you read and know you brought tears to my eyes, as I listened to your life story, woven in your songs. May GOD ALMIGHTY give you peace as you keep your mind stayed on HIM. AGAPE Sister Saunders

  • Daniel Hamann | Jul 4, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Hi Merle:

    I just want to express my great joy about your song Sign me back home. There is so much realism about the human nature of any rankls in the society. I would like to invite you to sign in Hearst Ontario Canada.
    I really appreciate the gift you give us.

    Daniel Hamann

  • PAUL E. BREWER | Jul 3, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    HELLO MERLE, WE ARE TONIGHT WATCHING YOUR PROGRAM ON WILL167 DISH NERTWORK AXS (HD). MY BIRTHDAY IS NEXT SUNDAY(AGE 80)AND WILL BE CELEBRATING MY 80TH ON SUNDAY WATCHING YOUR SHOW AGAIN. I SAW YOU SEVERAL YEARS AGO IN WESTMORELAND, TENN. AT THE SILVER DOLLAR RESTURANT AFTER CHURCH. WE, MY WIFE OF 52 YEARS AND I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED YOUR SUPER QUALITY TRADITIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC AND YES WE ALSO BELIEVE “MURDER WAS COMITTED ON 16TH AVENUE, NASVILLE, TENN.” BRED, BORN AND RAISED IN McCOMB,MISS. HAD POLIO AT AGE 3 1/2 YEARS STILL HAVE MY 28 INCH HAND MADE CRUTCHES HANGING IN MY DEN IN SOUTH FLORIDA. HAVE BEEN ON CRUTCHES 33 YEARS BUT STILL DEER AND TURKEY HUNT IN KENTUCKY. I LOVE ALL YOUR MUSIC BUT ONE ESPECIALLY YOU DOING JIMMY ROGERS SONGS “THE ONE AND ONLY “HAG STYLE”. NOW IF I CAN KEEP GOING AT 80 ON CRUTCHES AND WHEELCHAIR I KNOW YOU CAN AND “WILL ALSO”. STAY HEALTHY AND KEEP SINGING. PAUL AND JUNE P.S. GUESS WHOSE C.D.`S I HAVE IN MY 4X4 HUNTIN TRUCK ! YES! PEB I ALSO HAVE AND PICK A J-50 GIBSON FLATTOP AND GIBSON MANDOLIN(SINCE 1956 BOUGHT NEW(THE J-50 FLATTOP)AND YOU SHOULD HEAR ME SING “YOUR SONGS”, YOU JUST “MIGHT BE AMAZED”, HA ! WE LOVE YOU. I ALSO DO MOST OF THE SINGIN BRAKEMAN`S SONGS INCLUDING THE YODELING. MAKES ME HOMESICK FOR MEREDIAN, MISSISSIPPI. KEEP ON SINGIN. SEE YA SUNDAY !

  • Sebastien Cayer | Jul 3, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Hi,

    New fan here from Québec,Canada. I now you often tour sick take good care of you. I hope you will play one last show at the bell center in Montréal,Canada. I would like to get the opportunity to see you live one time.

  • Chris Bigford | Jul 2, 2014 at 11:49 am

    I have been a Merle Haggard fan for so many years and he is truly my hero. I recently saw his show at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga CA.
    We had fantastic seats for my sweetheart and me to see a true Country Legend perform.
    I’ve been playing country music all my life because of Merle, and his music.
    I recently recorded a version of Working Man blues (I dropped off a copy for him) and after seeing Merle I’ve been inspired to do a tribute show to Merle and his music.
    At 57 I’ve realized that it’s never too late to do what we love to do.
    He looks and sounds fantastic, happy belated Birthday Mr. Haggard, thank you
    Chris Bigford
    Redwood City California

  • michael joe pritchard | Jun 29, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Mr haggard I grew up hearing your music Ive never bought records or cds, or gone to concerts ,I never had time I worked when i was in school an my goal was to be successful . I got married an raised 3 GREAT KIDS an iam successful, my wife an I retired early around 50 and she got sick an past away. Life was tough after that an one day I was looking at cds an saw yours an i said what the heck an I bought it , The moral to this story is when life gets tough I put your cd in an I sing along as iam driving down the road, Iam getting pretty good sounding like u lol, an the strength I get from listening to your music is amazing THANK YOU, If you an your family are ever in east tennessee Your welcome to stay here i have a 5 bedroom cabin on 15 acres on the very top of a mountian if you just want get away from the crazy people an this crazy world ,Iam not inviting you cause you famous i could care less if you are. your invited as a friend just to get away an stretch out an relax , Just email me if you ever do ,I dont want you coming over as someone famous or special , you leave that on the porch when you enter my house . just come as a friend or part of the family Thanks Mike

  • michael joe pritchard | Jun 29, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Mr Haggard. I Grew hearing your music along with alot of singers, Ive never been the one who bought records or cds an ive never been to concerts, My goal in life was to work hard an raise a family an be successful an I

  • Vicki Whitmire | Jun 29, 2014 at 7:24 am

    I love your music. Back in the year of the early 1980′s I bought a cassette tape that I no longer have, and I long to hear the songs that were on that tape. All the songs on that tape are excellent. I can’t remember the name of it, but I remember the song A Friend in C alifornia and I had a Beautiful Time. How can I get this collection of songs on CD?

  • Neice Heavin | Jun 28, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Lov e your music and just one of many fans. I would spend my social security check on seeing you ….. Hey sounds like a song title! It was so great to see George before he passed or me. I will always love your music but the words of the songs always say what some people think but can’t say if you know what I mean……I wonder if you read these comments. Hope you do I feel it is important for you to know how much you are loved. Neice Heavin

  • tom kennerly | Jun 27, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Hi Merle and the gang; we saw you last night in Albuquerque and really loved the show ( as always!)

  • Lisa Fike | Jun 26, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    I lost my father and sister last year, and it reminded me of how fleeting our time is here, so I made a bucket list of the things I want to do before I die. Seeing you, Merle Haggard, in concert, made the top 10. Finally, I am coming to see you perform at Billy Bob’s Saturday night! I don’t know if you perform this song live, but my absolute favorite is “Silver Wings”. But I love everything you do, and am thrilled to be fulfilling a lifelong wish this weekend.

  • Douglas Mason | Jun 26, 2014 at 10:41 am

    I’m 38 years old and my earliest memories are sitting in front of the hifi system with my dad wearing humongous headphones listening to Merle records. Well, in the last couple years I have taken possession of those albums, along with a receiver and turntable, but I never got to see Merle live until last night. I’ve waited darn near all my 38 years to go to a live show, and Merle didn’t disappoint. Thank you Merle for all of the songs that you’ve cut over the years and for all of the music that accompanies my memories. It was my extreme pleasure to get to watch you live last night in Denver, and your performance just goes to show that great country music is still alive and well!

  • Linda Branch | Jun 25, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Mr. Merle Haggard
    How I love to here you sing , your voice is smooth and comforting. Keep on singing it is music that will last forever.

  • Karan Hughes | Jun 25, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    We saw you last night in Salt Lake City and it was wonderful! If I ever get the chance again I will be there. Thanks for a great show!

  • Joseph O' Hara | Jun 25, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Mr. Haggard -

    I come from way o’er the water, in Ireland, and you have opened my eye’s to a genre of music I for so long dismissed (through youthful ignorance) – but which I now have discovered speaks for my feelings about things, everything from the tribulations of day-to-day life, to the bitter sweetness love, the fickle curiousness of the opposite sex … you, the Strangers, and the wonderful lyrics and music that you have produced (and continue to produce) have become one of the soundest foundation stones in this young man’s life. In good times, and some not so good, in happy times, and in some not so happy times, during preparation for exams (George Jones and yourself provided the welcome sound track to my study efforts last May) I can put on a Merle Haggard CD or DVD; look up a performance of yours on YouTube; or even learn much simplified versions of your songs on my Sigma or Takamine guitar to pass the time … to distract myself, or to simply appreciate the music.

    I know I’m rambling a wee bit – but I just thought I’d voice my appreciation. Music is, after all, perhaps the only other language – besides poetry – that transcends all the the problematic things that may divide us – borders, gender, religions, social class … it transcends it and speaks to the truth of our being! How else could a 22 year old, Irish student manage to relate to your music … and feel moved by it on such a deep level?

    Please, please, Mr Haggard & Co. , continue to champion that honest music (otherwise known as ‘Country’ music) in a world of such superficiality… continue to write the verses, the lyrics and the melodies that speak of the truth of life – rather than fakeness of mass produced ‘pop’ … oh so many you have lost themselves to it; but – as they say – if you build it, eventually, they will come! Hell, I’m an example of that… to some degree!

    My only regret is that I might never get to see you ‘live’ (in person), but even watching your recent performances on the net is the greatest thrill and honor of all – and I thank you, again and again, for the opportunity for hours and hours of listening pleasure, of learning, and feeling!

    Thank you, Mr. Haggard!

    Joe O’ Hara.
    (Castledermot, Co. Kildare, IRL)

  • morris howard kulmer | Jun 25, 2014 at 5:20 am

    Hag, My wife and I sat on the front row last night at Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake and really enjoyed your concert. I sang on stage with you in 1967 in Colorado Springs at the Navaho Hogan. I was serving in the Army and stationed at Fort Carson. It was talent night and I sang Down Every Road and you chimed in with me. I won and spent all the money on beer for my pals in the battalion that were getting ready to ship out to VietNam. My three minutes of fame, thanks to you! Been a fan every since and lucky to be alive. God bless you and by the way was really impressed with your sons picking an harmonizing last night. Keep it going Hag…..was hoping to get a word in with you to tell you about our duet over 50 years ago!!!! Cheers, Morris Kulmer

  • Sandy Douvia | Jun 23, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Merle Haggard there will never be another George Jones and you with the abilities that you have.Both of you are Brilliant.I know you’ve both went through a lot but your lives have profited so many people.Your songs are Brilliant and your talents are untouchable.There will never be another talent like The King of Country Music George Jones and you Merle Haggard.You have been gifted beyond compare.I love you both.
    The talent of today don’t even know what talent is when it comes to country music.They need to come to you and the real legends.Of course George Jones is gone but it isn’t like it used to be.We need to get back to our roots like you.We love you Merle Haggard.

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