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Similar Sounds - The World of Merle Haggard

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Buck Owens  Together Again   buy on itunes
George Jones  The Grand Tour   buy on itunes
Johnny Paycheck  I'd Rather Be Your Fool   buy on itunes
Willie Nelson  Me and Paul   buy on itunes
Waylon Jennings  Bob Wills Is Still the King   buy on itunes
Dolly Parton  Coat of Many Colors   buy on itunes
Tom T. Hall  The Year That Clayton Delaney Died   buy on itunes
Loretta Lynn  Coal Miner's Daughter   buy on itunes
Kris Kristofferson  Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)   buy on itunes
David Allan Coe  You Never Even Called Me By My Name   buy on itunes
Conway Twitty  Next in Line   buy on itunes
Charley Pride  All I Have to Offer You (Is Me)   buy on itunes
Bobby Bare  Ride Me Down Easy   buy on itunes
Vern Gosdin  That Just About Does It   buy on itunes
Billy Mize  Time Makes a Memory   buy on itunes


Merle's golden years were also the golden years of country music; he played on a big stage, and he played alongside some of the very best. Buck Owens provided Merle with his first big gig and his second wife; on the chart-topping "Together Again," Buck & co. don't sound particularly overjoyed about a lovers' reunion, but the song really lets the pedal steel moan. Country legend George Jones (like Merle, a singer's singer) mopes around the emptiness of his house — and his life — in the post-breakup misery of "The Grand Tour." Dolly Parton, who pulled herself up from poverty into country singer/songwriter royalty (in addition to being the object of Hag's misplaced affection), rhapsodizes over her dirt-poor youth in "Coat of Many Colors." And fellow ex-con David Allan Coe lays out a blueprint for the perfect country song in "You Never Even Called Me By My Name." From Willie Nelson to Kris Kristofferson, we've got a galaxy of stars that shone from Nashville all the way to Bakersfield.
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