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Haggard receives honor

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 – Merle Haggard received the Career Achievement Award Tuesday from the Country Radio Broadcasters at their annual get together.

Jack Ingram performed Are the Good Times Really Over and Emmylou Harris performed Kern River prior to Haggard's reception of the Career Achievement Award.

Chuck Collier of WGAR in Cincinnati and Gerry House of WSIX were inducted into the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame, and Bob McKay and Moon Mullins were selected as this year's Country Music Radio Hall of Fame inductees. Shelia Shipley Biddy, who has worked at labels and management, was presented with the President's Award.


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CD review - Working in Tennessee Read Merle Haggard's Wikipedia entry. It talks, in the second sentence, of his having helped create the Bakersfield sound, with its "rough edge." Later, it discusses, at some length, his conservative touchstones, in particular Okie From Muskogee. While, in Wikipedia fashion, that may capture the popular perception of the recent Kennedy Center honoree, it doesn't hit at the core of what made him, along with Willie Nelson and George Jones, one of country music's three most ...
CD review - I Am What I Am It seems that the legendary country artists who survive to their later years, often make some of their best music during that time. It certainly was true with Johnny Cash and apparently Merle Haggard is primed to follow suit. The evidence of that is spread all over his new 12-song outing. Haggard has gone introspective, but he has done it in such a way that most of the songs are easy for the listeners to apply to their own experiences. The opener, I've Seen It Go Away, is about losing the ...
CD review - Legendary Performances DVD The Strangers are a talented and extremely flexible band, as Haggard's mood can vary from showing off his rich singing voice on ballads to playing the jazzy guitar hero via Western swing material. Thus, it takes a multi-faceted combo, like The Strangers, to keep up with Haggard's many moods. This disc collects 15 Haggard TV clips, and the man is definitely not lip synching his way through these performances. For instance, viewers can clearly hear The Hag clear his throat right before ...


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