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Merle Ronald Haggard (born April 6, 1937) is an American country music 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.

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Just Great Country Songs [2018]

Mama Tried2:07

22 Stars: 22 Hits, Vol. 3 [2016]


The Classic Years [2016]

Right From Wrong2:01

Country Legends [ZYX] [2015]

Let's Pretend2:07

Country Music [2015]

Swinging Doors1:02

El Paso [K-Tel] [2014]

Singing the Blues2:27

On the Road Again [2014]

Back to Earth 

The Box Set Series [2014]

Reasons to Quit3:32

50 Rockin' Hits, Vol. 110 [2013]

Big Iron3:54

Soda Shop Rock, Vol. 3 [2013]

Big Iron3:55

Classic Country [2012]

Workin' Man's Blues2:58

Rock'n'Roll [2012]

Shake Rattle and Roll3:00

Roots of Garth Brooks [2012]

Momma Tried2:27

The Troubadour [2012]

If We're Not Back in Love by Monday3:14
Ramblin' Fever3:08
When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again3:17
Ghost Story2:42
Set Me Free2:46
Love Somebody to Death3:13
Ain't Your Memory Got No Pride at All2:33
The Last Letter3:34
From Graceland to the Promised Land2:31
Blue Christmas2:25
Jailhouse Rock2:52
Love Me Tender2:43
Heartbreak Hotel2:19
I'm Always on a Mountain When I Fall2:51
Life of a Rodeo Cowboy2:59
It's Been a Great Afternoon2:47
Love Me When You Can3:25
Don't You Ever Get Tired (Of Hurting Me)3:29
There Ain't No Good Chain Gang3:04
The Dream3:02
Mama, I've Got to Go to Memphis3:01
Red Bandana2:33
Sing a Family Song3:16
Heaven Was a Drink of Wine2:50
I Can't Get Away3:11
My Own Kind of Hat2:55
Roses in the Winter3:56
The Way I Am2:55
Wake Up4:06
No One to Sing For (But the Band)3:34
Life's Just Not the Way It Used to Be2:53
Where Have You Been2:49
Take Me Back and Try Me One More Time2:51
It Makes No Difference Now3:07
Misery and Gin [From the Original Soundtrack of Bronco Billy]2:49
Bar Room Buddies [From the Original Soundtrack of Bronco Billy]2:17
You Babe3:48
Love Keeps Hanging On3:59
Love Don't Hurt Every Time2:33
Pennies from Heaven4:14
Make-Up and Faded Blue Jeans4:05
Ever Changing Woman2:28
I Don't Want to Sober Up Tonight3:29
Dealing with the Devil3:41
Back to the Barrooms Again2:34
Our Paths May Never Cross4:01
I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink4:32
Easy Come, Easy Go3:32
When God Comes and Gathers His Jewels2:58
Supper Time2:43
Softly and Tenderly3:01
Why Me3:10
Where No One Stands Alone3:00
One Day at a Time3:17
What a Friend We Have in Jesus2:34
Swing Low Sweet Chariot3:36
The Old Rugged Cross3:45
Keep on the Sunny Side2:54
The Fightin' Side of Me3:24
If We Make It Through December2:55
Misery and Gin3:22
Rainbow Stew2:43
Sing Me Back Home4:06

25 No. 1 Country Hits [2011]

Momma Tried2:27

Lost Highway [2009]

Lost Highway2:52

Outlaws & Angels [2008]

Mama Tried 

Purely Country [2008]

Mama Tried 

Swingin' Doors [2008]

Bottle Let Me Down2:41

100 Hits: Country [2007]

Pancho and Lefty4:48

20 Hits [2007]

Reasons to Quit3:33

40 Years of Duets [2007]

Yesterday's Wine3:16

Hag: Concepts, Live & the Strangers -- The Capitol Recordings 1968-1976 [2007]

Jimmie the Kid2:04
My Rough and Rowdy Ways2:24
Hobo's Meditation2:45
Waitin' for a Train2:52
Mother, The Queen of My Heart2:42
Train Whistle Blues3:16
Why Should I Be Lonely?3:21
Jimmie's Texas Blues3:38
Mule Skinner Blues (Blue Yodel #8)3:26
Travelin' Blues3:18
Miss the Mississippi and You3:17
Frankie and Johnny3:47
Hobo Bill's Last Ride3:02
My Old Pal3:03
Nobody Knows But Me2:47
Mississippi Delta Blues3:35
Right or Wrong2:37
Roly Poly2:40
Corrine, Corrina2:38
I Knew the Moment I Lost You3:01
Trouble in Mind3:15
Time Changes Everything2:39
San Antonio Rose2:40
Brain Cloudy Blues3:38
Take Me Back to Tulsa2:39
Old Fashioned Love in My Heart2:34
Stay a Little Longer2:49
Mama Tried2:35
Silver Wings3:59
In the Arms of Love2:03
Workin' Man Blues2:25
Billy Overcame His Size2:41
If I Had Left It Up to You2:35
White Line Fever3:09
I Take a Lot of Pride in What I Am2:32
Every Fool Has a Rainbow3:16
T.B. Blues2:48
Philadelphia Lawyer (Bonnie Owens)4:03
Harold's Super Service2:42
Today I Started Loving You Again2:03
Okie from Muskogee3:27
The Fightin' Side of Me3:11
Everybody's Had the Blues3:38
Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now)2:45
I Ain't Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares for Me)2:53
Lovesick Blues3:05
The Emptiest Arms in the World3:19
Nobody Knows I'm Hurtin'1:50
Way Down Yonder in New Orleans (Intro)0:54
Way Down Yonder in New Orleans2:01
I Wonder If They Ever Think of Me2:42
Precious Memories3:27
If We Never Meet Again2:56
Amazing Grace3:33
The Old Rugged Cross4:03
The Family Bible3:38
Just a Closer Walk with Thee3:43
Life's Railway to Heaven2:59
I Saw the Light2:45
Grandma's Homemade Christmas Card1:51
Me and Bobby McGee3:11
Watchin' Scotty Grow2:48

Hag: The Studio Recordings 1969-1976 [2007]

I'd Rather Be Gone2:35
Montego Bay2:54
I Die Ten Thousand Times a Day3:03
California Cotton Fields2:47
White Line Fever2:47
Workin' Man Blues2:34
The Sea Shores of Old Mexico3:42
Okie from Muskogee2:43
If I Had Left It Up to You2:57
Train of Life2:42
The Fightin' Side of Me2:53
No Reason to Quit2:36
Jesus, Take a Hold2:17
I Ain't Got Nobody2:10
One Row at a Time3:07
Shelly's Winter Love3:22
If You've Got Time (To Say Goodbye)2:52
I'm a Good Loser2:40
I Can't Be Myself2:52
I've Done It All2:14
One Sweet Hello2:46
The Sidewalks of Chicago2:30
The Farmer's Daughter2:56
Tulare Dust1:48
Soldier's Last Letter2:11
The Only Trouble with Me3:10
Big Time Annie's Square2:34
You're the Only Girl in the Game2:55
Someday We'll Look Back2:30
Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man)3:19
Goodbye Comes Hard for Me2:42
This Cold War with You2:56
Irma Jackson2:55
Turnin' off a Memory2:46
Grandma Harp3:08
Bring It on Down to My House, Honey2:51
Blues Stay Away from Me2:16
I Ain't Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares for Me)2:42
Lovesick Blues2:36
Blues for Dixie2:39
I Forget You Every Day3:10
I Wonder Where I'll Find You at Tonight2:08
It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad)3:20
I Wonder If They Ever Think of Me3:03
To Each His Own2:28
Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now)2:46
If We Make It Through December2:42
Love and Honor Never Crossed Your Mind2:50
The Emptiest Arms in the World2:53
Come on into My Arms2:43
Uncle Lem2:56
Silent Night2:29
White Christmas2:28
Silver Bells3:21
Jingle Bells2:21
Grandma's Homemade Christmas Card1:51
White Man Singin' the Blues1:57
Better off When I Was Hungry2:25
Things Aren't Funny Anymore2:43
That's the Way Love Goes2:34
Honky Tonk Night Time Man2:38
The Girl Who Made Me Laugh2:40
Holding Things Together2:59
A King Without a Queen2:43
It Don't Bother Me2:27
Here in 'Frisco2:30
Old Man from the Mountain2:20
Movin' On2:15
Kentucky Gambler2:41
I Won't Give Up My Train3:30
I've Got a Yearning3:31
Always Wanting You3:06
The Roots of My Raising2:45
Living with the Shades Pulled Down2:55
Walk on the Outside3:40
Right or Wrong4:13
It's All in the Movies3:14
The Way It Was in '513:21
I Never Go Around Mirrors2:44
Am I Standing in Your Way?2:55
A Working Man Can't Get Nowhere Today2:56
Cherokee Maiden2:57
What Have You Got Planned Tonight, Diana3:07
Here Comes the Freedom Train3:40

La Ragazzina [2007]

Monicas Flight1:11

Pure [2007]

Reasons to Quit3:32

Vol. 4 Country Legends [2007]

Mama Tried2:11

18 Greatest [2006]

Reasons to Quit3:32

Classic Country: Outlaws [2006]

Mama Tried2:13

Killer Country B Side [2006]

Silver Wings2:48

Lefty's Old Guitar [2006]

In My Next Life3:48

Unforgettable [VCT] [2006]

As Time Goes By3:09

Urban Cowboys [2006]

Reasons to Quit 

A Brief History Of Country [2005]

Big City2:59

Classic Country Gold [2005]

Mama Tried2:13

Country Bad Boys [2005]

Branded Man3:12

Country Hit Parade [2005]

Reasons to Quit3:33

Country U.S.A [2005]

Okie from Muskogee2:41

Essentiel Country [2005]

Making Believe 

Faded Love 1947-1973 [2005]


Love Gone Wrong [2005]

Always Wanting You3:09

50 Years of Hits [2004]

Yesterday's Wine3:14

Honky Tonk Hits [2004]

5:01 Blues3:15

Country Story Time [2003]

Kentucky Gambler2:55

I'll Fly Away [2003]

I'll Fly Away2:32

Late Night Country [2003]

Swinging Doors2:55

Like Never Before [2003]

That's the News2:33

Anthology [2002]

Long Black Veil3:35

Country Classics [2002]

Mama Tried2:27

Home on the Road [2002]

Ramblin' Fever3:36