A small tribute to country music legend Merle Haggard by Kaye Spencer #classiccountry #countrymusic #westernfictioneers

April 6, 1937 and April 6, 2016 are significant dates for those of us whose country music roots are in what I call ‘classic country’…

Merle Haggard was born on this day, and he died on the same day 82 years later.

I’m not talking about Merle’s life in this article, as it is easy enough to do an Internet search and read more in depth biographies of his life than I need to synthesize and summarize in a blog post. What I am sharing, though, is a comparison of his song Mama Tried with Johnny Paycheck’s song All the Hell My Mama Ever Raised.

Stop by the Western Fictioneers’ blogspot to read more… Click HERE.

Until next time,

Kaye Spencer

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