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Customer Reviews

Thank God for Merle!

Somewhere along his career he realized his music was deeply rooted in Hank and Lefty and decided to embrace it and hence this wonderful album.
Norm Hamlet channels Don Helms inspirationally, not just copying him.
The set list is a perfect compilation of country hits that embellish deep Americana roots.
A joy to listen!

Biography

Born: April 6, 1937 in Oildale, CA

Genre: Country

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

As a performer and a songwriter, Merle Haggard was the most important country artist to emerge in the 1960s, and he became one of the leading figures of the Bakersfield country scene. While his music remained hardcore country, he pushed the boundaries of the music quite far. Like his idol, Bob Wills, his music was a melting pot that drew from all forms of traditional American music -- country, jazz, blues, and folk -- and in the process, developed a distinctive style of his own. As a performer, singer,...
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