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

Read World Cafe Looks Back: Country And Bluegrass WXPN

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


Read All Songs Considered Holiday Music Special 2011

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


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

Listen Merle Haggard: Lively And Spontaneous

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


Photo of Buffalo Springfield

Read Buffalo Springfield Reunite After More Than 40 Years

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

Listen Merle Haggard Reflects On His Outlaw Country Past

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


Listen Merle Haggard: A Gruff Voice Filled With Vitality

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


Judgement Day

Listen String Metal, A Country Legend, LCD Soundsystem

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


Read First Listen: Merle Haggard, 'I Am What I Am' FolkAlley

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

Listen Merle Haggard Tries His Hand at Bluegrass

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


Listen The Happy Return of Christmas Oldies

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


Listen Three Guys Named Willie, Merle and Ray

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


Listen The Grammys 2006

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


Read Meredith Ochs' Top 10 CDs of 2005

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

Listen Country Album Pays Tribute to Louvin Brothers

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


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