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Rhonda Vincent Talks About When Free Time Turns Into the Performance of a Lifetime

On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage performed two sold out shows in Naples, Florida. We were expecting to travel after the show to Key West, Florida and record in Jimmy Buffett’s Recording Studio. After the show, we …
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Mary Sarah & Friends – Bridges

It should go without saying that Dolly Parton doesn’t collaborate with just anybody. The same could be said of Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard or Vince Gill. So, going by that set of rules, Texas newcomer Mary Sarah must very well be the real deal, right? That answer is positively and unequivocally – yes. On this, the singer’s very first project, Mary…
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Various Artists: Working Man’s Poet – A Tribute To Merle Haggard

As evidenced by his recent win of the Crystal Milestone Award from the Academy of Country Music, Merle Haggard’s music has made – and continues to make an impact on newer generations of artists and fans to this day. You might not hear it on the radio, as much of what is played on the airwaves these days is far removed from….
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Working Man’s Poet: A Tribute To Merle Haggard In Stores Today

Today Broken Bow Records is pleased to release a star-studded tribute compilation honoring one of the greatest Country music icons of our time – Merle Haggard. The musical celebration, WORKING MAN’S POET: A TRIBUTE TO MERLE HAGGARD, features brand new …
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Merle Haggard Honored With Star-Studded Tribute Album

Broken Bow Records is pleased to announce the April 1st release of a star-studded tribute compilation honoring one of the greatest Country music icons of our time – Merle Haggard.  Additionally, the Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions …
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Suzy Bogguss – Lucky

Ask Suzy Bogguss about her new album, and she will tell you quickly that it’s not exactly a tribute album to Merle Haggard the singer. Sure, the album is a collection of Haggard standards, but she didn’t exactly paint by the numbers and do the classics the same way “The Hag” did. She did do a few things differently, as far as the artist perspective goes.But, as a songwriter, Bogguss does tip the hat the the “Poet Of The…
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Hank Williams Jr. & Merle Haggard Team Up On Classic Tune

Five-time Entertainer of the Year Hank Williams Jr. and Country Music Hall of Fame member Merle Haggard spent some time in the studio recording the 1980 hit song “I Think I’ll Just Sit Here and Drink,” for Hank Williams Jr.’s latest studio album …
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Vince Gill & Paul Franklin – Bakersfield

First of all, let me say that words – mine, or any other record reviewer or writer – can’t begin to do this one justice. I believe this might be one of the best albums I have ever heard. Now, of course, this is what is known in the industry as a “Passion Project.” (Truthfully, I don’t think that term exists, but go with me.) The fan who this album was made for is going to absolutely love it – just like me. The premise of the disc is you take arguably…
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Wanda Jackson/Merle Haggard/George Jones classic years reissued on Omnivore Recordings

Omnivore Recordings will release definitive compilations by three giants of country
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Merle Haggard – Capitol Rarities

There is something that – after all these years, and the technological advances we have made in the business, gets to me about the sound of music on vinyl. Apparently, I am not alone in this. The folks at Omnivore Recordings have just released four new projects on vinyl that will be of great interest to historians and fans alike. Yesterday, we took a look at a new Buck Owens project where he covered the Eagles. Today, one of Buck’s former…
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Merle Haggard – The Troubadour

Merle Haggard’s years with Capitol Records resulted in some of the greatest Country Music that has ever been recorded. But, by 1976, the singer had become frustrated with the label, and sought to record elsewhere. MCA Records was the winner in the bidding war, as Haggard signed a deal with the label that would place him there until the early 1980s. To compare his MCA years with…
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Wanda Jackson, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Jellyfish on Omnivore’s Record Store Day/Back to Black Friday

Record Store Day comes but once a year
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Every Country Music Fan Can Now Go ‘Get Your Merle On’

Merle Haggard is rightly considered one of the world’s most important songwriters and Danielle Egnew is honoring him in “Play Some Merle,” a fast-paced country-rock song. The playful lyrics of the tune show how a little music by The Hag …
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Hank Williams, Jr. – Old School, New Rules

Though he doesn’t get the attention he sometimes deserves as one of the format’s greatest voices, when I hear Hank Williams, Jr. do something like his latest single, “That Ain’t Good,” I have to stand back in total amazement. On occasions like this, “Heaven Can’t Be Found” or “Ain’t Misbehavin,” he flat out sings his backside off. He also has the “Rowdy” side, which he showcases to the maximum effect on this album, particularly on the biting “Takin’ Back The Country.” His first disc since…
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Merle Haggard & Gene Watson Perform At Country Music Hall of Fame

As one fan was overheard saying Wednesday, April 11th at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Muse
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Merle Haggard Returns To Calif. Home To Recuperate

Country music legend Merle Haggard has returned home to northern California to recuperate from
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Various Artists – Hank Williams: The Lost Notebooks

If anyone other than Bob Dylan had been spearheading this project, there probably would have been a ton of criticism levied against it. How can you imagine finishing a painting started by Da Vinci? When you look at it that way, I have to even admit that it doesn’t make a lot of sense. However, somehow it all comes together for the better on this disc. Comprised of compositions started but never finished by Hank Williams in the same Cadillac that he entered into eternity, the lyrics were headed to the dumpster when someone…
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Joey+Rory – A Farmhouse Christmas

Recording a Christmas album can be sort of a tightrope. If you veer too far from the classics, you might tend to lose the listener. However, one does need to try to mix it up. After all, what are you really going to add to “Deck The Halls?” Husband and wife team Joey+Rory take a neat approach on their first Christmas disc. There are some renditions of the classics – the couple sound amazing on “Blue Christmas” as well as “Away In A Manger,” but it’s the newer songs that really set this album apart. “It’s…
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Merle Haggard Likes ‘Working in Tennessee’

Country legend Merle Haggard is set to release a new album, ‘Working in Tennessee,’ on October 4. The disc is his second offering
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