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Concerts

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September 15, 2010 Buffalo Springfield is reuniting for Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit Concert.

Studio Sessions

Paul Franklin (left) and Vince Gill.

November 28, 2013 Hear the duo perform songs from Bakersfield, a tribute to Merle Haggard and Buck Owens.

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Charlie Louvin (right) and his brother Ira, a.k.a. The Louvin Brothers.

February 13, 2012 Hear from Appalachia-inspired Charlie Louvin and the "Okie From Muskogee," Merle Haggard.

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Interviews & Profiles

Merle Haggard

August 31, 2010 The country singer reflects on his time in prison and several of his greatest hits.

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Merle Haggard

April 22, 2010 Diagnosed with lung cancer in 2008, Haggard is happy to be alive and recording new material.

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January 3, 2008 Now 70, the iconoclastic country-music legend talks about learning to live with himself.

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Discover Songs

Judgement Day

April 20, 2010 The latest episode of All Songs Considered features Cornershop, Merle Haggard and more.

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April 12, 2010 "The poet of the common man" looked inward for inspiration when making his first album since 2007.

February 2, 2006 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen talks with NPR music reviewers Tom Moon, Will Hermes and Me...

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December 17, 2005 Meredith Ochs picks range from the rockin' White Stripes to "outlaw" country singer Merle Haggard.

News

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September 15, 2010 Buffalo Springfield is reuniting for Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit Concert.

November 20, 2003 Melissa Block talks with the producer of the new Louvin Brothers tribute album.

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Reviews

Not coincidentally, Merle Haggard's "Working in Tennessee" documents a young ruffian who pulled himself up by his bootstraps.

October 19, 2011 "Working in Tennessee" documents a young ruffian who pulled himself up by his bootstraps.

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April 22, 2010 Rock critic Ken Tucker says Haggard's new album proves the country star remains thoughtful.

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November 27, 2007 Vintage holiday records from the likes of Merle Haggard and Charlie Brown get a new spin.

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May 23, 2007 Willie Nelson, Ray Price and Merle Haggard have collaborated on the CD, Last of the Breed.

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December 17, 2005 Meredith Ochs picks range from the rockin' White Stripes to "outlaw" country singer Merle Haggard.

More Stories

Darlene Love on Saturday Night Live

December 20, 2011 There's more to the season than "Jingle Bell Rock." This week on All Songs: holiday deep cuts.

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Last of the Breed

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  • Album: Last of the Breed
  • Artist: Willie Nelson/Ray Price/Merle Haggard
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Working In Tennessee

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I Am What I Am

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  • Released: 2010
 

Bluegrass Sessions

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  • Album: Bluegrass Sessions
  • Artist: Merle Haggard
  • Label: McCoury
  • Released: 2007
 

Hear Something Country: Christmas

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  • Album: Hear Something Country: Christmas
  • Artist: Various Artists
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  • Released: 2007
 

Hag's Christmas

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  • Artist: Merle Haggard
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If You Didn't Laugh, You'd Cry

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Chicago Wind

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Prairie Wind

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American Primitive, Vol. 2

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  • Album: American Primitive, Vol. 2
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  • Released: 2005
 

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If I Could Only Fly

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  • Album: If I Could Only Fly
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20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Merle Haggard

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