Merle Haggard LIVE 1997 !
Includes “Crazy Moon” (unrecorded at the time), “A Place to Fall Apart,” “Ground Hog Rootin in My Backyard,” “My Favorite Memory,” “I Started Loving You Again,” “Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink,”Johnny Gimble-“Itty Bitty Brown,” “Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn,” “Goodnight Little Sweetheart” by Bob Wills
Merle Haggard LIVE On Rogers & Hammerhead 1997
Merle Ronald Haggard (April 6, 1937 – April 6, 2016) was an American country singer, songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler.
Haggard was born in Oildale, California, toward the end of the Great Depression. His childhood was troubled after the death of his father, and he was incarcerated several times in his youth. After being released from San Quentin State Prison in 1960, he managed to turn his life around and launch a successful country music career. He gained popularity with his songs about the working class that occasionally contained themes contrary to anti-Vietnam War sentiment of some popular music of the time. Between the 1960s and the 1980s, he had 38 number-one hits on the US country charts, several of which also made the Billboard all-genre singles chart. Haggard continued to release successful albums into the 2000s.
John Paul Gimble (May 30, 1926 – May 9, 2015) was an American country musician associated with Western swing. Gimble was considered one of the most important fiddlers in the genre. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 in the early influences category as a member of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys.
Gimble was posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2018.