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Mar 21

Country Stars Honor Merle Haggard with Tribute Album; ACM to Give Haggard Crystal Milestone Award

Country Stars Honor Merle Haggard with Tribute Album; ACM to Give Haggard Crystal Milestone Award

Merle Haggard

Broken Bow Records will release Working Man’s Poet: A Tribute To Merle Haggard on April 1. The project will include many of Merle Haggard’s biggest hits, recorded by Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kristy Lee Cook, Ben Haggard, Randy Houser, Toby Keith, Dustin Lynch, Joe Nichols, Jake Owen, Parmalee, Thompson Square and James Wesley.

Additionally, the Academy of Country Music has announced that Merle will receive the Crystal Milestone Award at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The award is in honor of Merle’s legendary 50 years in country music. HE was the ACM’s first Entertainer of the Year when the award was presented for 1970. That win marked the Academy’s first Triple Crown achievement, as he had already received the Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year award for 1965 and the first of six Male Vocalist of the Year awards the following year. Two of his songs, “Okie From Muskogee” and “Are the Good Times Really Over” received Single Record and Song of the Year awards in 1969 and 1982, respectively.

Merle has also received the ACM Crystal Milestone Pioneer Award and Poet’s Award, and became a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1994. Co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, the ACM Awards will air live on CBS at 8/7c on April 6

Working Man’s Poet: A Tribute To Merle Haggard Track Listing:

  1. Misery And Gin (performed by Randy Houser)
  2. Footlights (performed by Joe Nichols)
  3. Going Where The Lonely Go (performed by Jason Aldean)
  4. Today I Started Loving You Again (performed by Kristy Lee Cook)
  5. Carolyn (performed by Toby Keith)
  6. Pancho And Lefty (performed by Luke Bryan & Dierks Bentley)
  7. Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down (* performed by Garth Brooks)
  8. You Take Me For Granted (performed by Thompson Square)
  9. Mama Tried  (performed by Ben Haggard)
  10. That’s The Way Love Goes  (performed by Dustin Lynch)
  11. Make Up and Faded Blue Jeans (performed by Jake Owen)
  12. I’m A Lonesome Fugitive  (performed by James Wesley)
  13. Workin’ Man Blues (performed by Parmalee)
  14. Are The Good Times Really Over (performed by Jason Aldean)
  15. Let’s Chase Each Other Around The Room (performed by Thompson Square)
  16. I Think I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink (performed by Dustin Lynch)
  17. The Fightin’ Side Of Me  (performed by James Wesley)
  18. My Favorite Memory (performed by Joe Nichols)
  19. Ramblin’ Fever (performed by Randy Houser)
  20. Sing Me Back Home (performed by Ben Haggard)

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