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Songs About Merle - The World of Merle Haggard

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Rosie Flores  Girl Haggard   buy on itunes
Blaine Larsen featuring Merle Haggard  If Merle Would Sing My Song   buy on itunes
Ben Coulter  When Haggard Was King   buy on itunes
Leland Martin  When Haggard Sings the Fightin Side of Me   buy on itunes
Kevin Smith  Livin' a Merle Haggard Song   buy on itunes
Robert Bo McGuire  More Haggard Than Merle   buy on itunes
Ten Foot Tall And 80 Proof  Haggard & Cashed   buy on itunes
Lynn Davis  Hurt Like Haggard And Cry Like Jones   buy on itunes
Carl Ray  Haggard and Jones   buy on itunes
BJ Blue and the Cadillac Cowboys  Nelson, Haggard & Jones   buy on itunes
Dave Elder and the Elderadoes  As Long As Merle Is Still Haggard   buy on itunes
Billy Don Burns  Haggard & Hank [2:27]   buy on itunes
Mike McCarroll  Merle Haggard, Jack Daniels & Me   buy on itunes
The Wood Brothers  Hooked On Merle Haggard   buy on itunes
Johnny McGee  We've Both Got Haggard and Jones   buy on itunes
Hayshaker  Merle Haggard   buy on itunes
Travis Saturday  Half the Hell Haggard Has   buy on itunes
Norville Dollar  Haggard and Jones   buy on itunes
J.D. Pederson  She Calls Me Haggard   buy on itunes
Jake Payne  They Don't Play Enough Haggard On the Radio   buy on itunes
Roger Tripp  Haggard's Home   buy on itunes
McAdoo Perkins  Haggard Had It Right   buy on itunes
Chantilly Lace  Horton, Haggard and Cash   buy on itunes


You know you're a bad man when people aren't merely stepping up to cover songs by you, but are actually writing songs about you. Alt-country darling Rosie Flores weaves a pickup truck full of Merle song titles into "Girl Haggard," a honky-tonkin' stream-of-consciousness ramble about her unrequited love for Bakersfield's favorite son. Georgia-based Mike McCarroll uncorks a double-barreled blast of fiddle-scrapin', boot-scootin' vintage country as he inserts himself into a somewhat unholy trinity in "Merle Haggard, Jack Daniels & Me." And if you want your Haggard homily to have that straight-from-the-cowboy's-mouth ring of authenticity, take a page from the Blaine Larsen playbook: rope in Merle himself to sing a closing line of self-tribute on "If Merle Would Sing My Song." Whether they're making plays on his name (as in "Haggard & Cashed") or name-checking Merle among country's greatest (as in "Nelson, Haggard & Jones"), some of today's brightest talents are basking in the glow of the San Joaquin's biggest star.
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