Merle Haggard

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Merle Ronald Haggard (born April 6, 1937) is an American country and Western song writer, singer, guitarist, fiddler, and instrumentalist. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band The Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound, which is characterized by the unique twang of Fender Telecaster and the unique mix with the traditional country steel guitar sound, new vocal harmony styles in which the words are minimal, and a rough edge not heard on the more polished Nashville Sound recordings of the same era.

By the 1970s, Haggard was aligned with the growing outlaw country movement, and has continued to release successful albums through the 1990s and into the 2000s. In 1994, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 1997, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Country Roads Volume 12 Various Artists 1
Country Trucker Songs Various Artists 1
Country's Greatest Drinking Songs Various Artists 1
Country's Greatest Hits: Outlaw Country Various Artists 1
Evergreens Willie Nelson 1
Greatest Children's Christmas Hits Various Artists 1
Hillbilly Fever, Volume 4: Legends of the West Coast Various Artists 1
Kings of Country Various Artists 1
My Very Special Guests George Jones 1
One Hell of a Ride Willie Nelson 5 1
Pancho, Lefty and Rudolph Various Artists 1
Ridin' West, Volume One Various Artists 1
Rock-N-Good Love Various Artists 1
Sony Soundtrack for a Century: Country: The American Tradition Various Artists 1
Southern Nights Various Artists 1
Stereoplay Special CD59: Country Various Artists 1
Super Hits of the '80s Various Artists 1
Superstars of Country: Party Time Various Artists 1
That's Country Various Artists 1
The Best of Country 1 Various Artists 1
The Best of Country Music Various Artists 1
The Heart of the Country Various Artists 1
The Kings & Queens of Country Various Artists 1
The Many Sides of Willie Nelson Willie Nelson 1
The Music Never Stopped: Roots of the Grateful Dead Various Artists 1
The Original Country Album Various Artists 1
Tribute to Johnny Cash (April 6, 1999 at the Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY) Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Platoon Various Artists 4 5

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 The Best of Austin City Limits: Country Music's Finest Hour Various Artists 1
2004 Outlaws and Angels Willie Nelson 1
2007 Last Man Standing Live Jerry Lee Lewis 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1978 Convoy O.S.T. Various Artists 1
2001 The Gift Various Artists 1
2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Official Soundtrack Box Set Various Artists 1
2005 The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada Marco Beltrami 2
2006 Come Early Morning Various Artists 1
Texas Various Artists 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 More Country Gold Various Artists 1
2007 Compadres: An Anthology of Duets Marty Stuart 1
Collection With Guests, Part 1 Ernest Tubb 1
Country Chartbusters Various Artists 1
Take Me Home, Country Roads (disc 3) Various Artists 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Rebels & Outlaws: Music From the Wild Side of Life Various Artists 1

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