293. Merle Haggard

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293. Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard is about is “Country” as it comes but with his association with the respected Bakersfield Sound and Outlaw Country Movement, Haggard has found himself among the elite in terms of respect from his peers. If respect is enough to put him in to the Hall, he would be a lock but despite his massive success in Country he did not have the same crossover appeal that other Country artists had and this will probably keep Haggard out of the Hall.




The Bullet Points:

Eligible Since:



Country of Origin:

U.S.A. (Bakersfield, CA)


Nominated In:



NIHOF’s Favorite Album:

Mama Tried (1968)


NIHOF’s Favorite Song:

Workin’ Man’s Blues (From A Portrait of Merle Haggard, 1969)

Should Merle Haggard be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 35%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 25%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 15%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 25%
Last modified on Wednesday, 07 March 2018 20:20
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+1 #1 Lee Roschen 2013-08-30 20:48
Merle was too country for the RRHF. Nope.

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