Merle Haggard Returns with a Christmas Re-Release

Discussion in 'Christmas in the News' started by Jeff Westover, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. Jeff Westover

    Jeff Westover Chimney Diver Staff Member

    The world lost the legendary Merle Haggard last April but he is making a quick comeback with the September 23rd re-release of his 1973 Christmas album titled Merle Haggard’s Christmas Present. That album featured the now classic song It We Make It Through December, a song that hit #1 on the charts and has since made its mark as a classic of Christmas music. Haggard is likely the single most influential song-writer in country music history. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band The Strangers helped to 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, and new vocal harmony styles. By theRead more


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