Jones Sings Haggard, Haggard Sings Jones
ONE LEGENDARY ALBUM ...TWO ICONS COLLIDE HISTORIC REUNION...
|Kickin' Out The Footlights...Again|
|2.||THE RACE IS ON (Haggard)|
|3.||THE WAY I AM (Jones)|
|4.||SHE THINKS I STILL CARE (Haggard)|
|5.||ALL MY FRIENDS ARE STRANGERS (Jones)|
|6.||THINGS HAVE GONE TO PIECES (Haggard)|
|7.||I THINK I'LL JUST STAY HERE AND DRINK (Jones)|
|8.||BORN WITH THE BLUES (Duet)|
|9.||SICK, SOBER & SORRY (Duet)|
|10.||I ALWAYS GET LUCKY WITH YOU (Haggard)|
|11.||SING ME BACK HOME (Jones)|
|12.||THE WINDOW UP ABOVE (Haggard)|
|13.||YOU TAKE ME FOR GRANTED (Jones)|
|14.||DON'T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE (Duet)|
|CD Only (2006 Bandit Records)|
GEORGE JONES and MERLE HAGGARD - Names that are synonymous with country music. It is impossible to overstate the importance of either Haggard or Jones and their impact as two of the architects of the country music sound. Both are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame and recipients of the Pioneer Award from the Academy of Country Music. They possess numerous CMA Awards, ACM Awards, two Grammy Awards each and countless hits. Merle is credited with 40 Number One Records and George has charted more singles than any artist in any format of music.
JONES and HAGGARD first met in 1962 at radio station KUZZ in Bakersfield. They were both visiting the station to play their new singles for Bill Woods. George's new song was "She Thinks I Still Care" and Merle's was "Sing Me A Sad Song." "George was already a star. I was just starting out and in awe of being in the room with him. He was my hero." Merle remembers. "Later that night we were both appearing at the Blackboard. George was feeling a bit 'good' and my manager's wife was trying to help get him get ready for his show in the office. I was on stage and George kicked open the door to see who was singing."
George remembers the meeting at KUZZ and appearing at the Blackboard. George says, "I wasn't drunk and I remember seeing Merle leaning against the wall tuning his guitar. He wouldn't look me in the face. I couldn't figure out if he was stuck on himself or just shy. But, boy could he sing and write. No one has come along since then that is any better than Merle Haggard. He is my favorite singer."