Merle Haggard: The Essential Playlist

October 1st, 2009 by Rolling Stone Leave a reply »

Photograph by Martin Schoeller

In Issue 1088, Rolling Stone’s Jason Fine wrote an epic profile of badass legend Merle Haggard. Now he has provided us with a rundown of the country star’s essential recordings from “(All My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers” to “More Than My Old Guitar.” “With this playlist of my personal favorites, I’ve tried to focus on a more intimate of Haggard — the songs that chart his evolution as a songwriter and also as an individual,” Fine writes. Listen to the songs and explore their histories here:

• Merle Haggard: The Essential Playlist

Plus, check out photos from Haggard’s long career:

• Merle Haggard: The Life and Times of a Badass Legend


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