Merle Haggard – 2014 Concert Schedule
A known pioneer of the outlaw country movement, country star Merle
Haggard helped to reinvent country music as we know it. Since his debut in the 1960s, Merle Haggard continued to thrill fans
with his incredible music for decades, and it appears he has no intentions of slowing down. The outlaw country superstar is
underway on a new concert tour, and this is your chance to see one of the most iconic country musicians perform live. Fans
can expect to catch a show by Merle Haggard at a variety of venues, including Rainbow City's Center Stage, The Alabama Theatre
in North Myrtle Beach, the Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, the Fayette County Fair, Charenton's Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel,
Crockett's Civic Center, and many more. With so many dates lined up for 2014, fans far and wide will be able to see this incredible
performer live in concert. To see what fans have been raving about for decades, visit StubHub for your tickets, and get ready
to experience Merle Haggard live in concert!
About Merle Haggard
Country star Merle Haggard scored his
first number 1 hit with the song "I'm a Lonesome Fugitive," which was released many decades ago, but still remains one of
his most popular songs to play in concert. Once the success of "I'm a Lonesome Fugitive" established him on the country scene,
Merle Haggard was poised to become the next big thing in country music. His album of the same name reached the number 3 position
on the Billboard Country albums chart in 1967, and his career was off to a great start.
One of his next big hit albums
was "Branded Man," which was released in 1967 and included the hit song, "Somewhere Between." The album was later included
in Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums. Merle Haggard continued to release albums that were well-received by critics
and fans, including 1971's "Someday We'll Look Back," which quickly soared to the number 4 spot on the Billboard Country Albums
chart. The album spawned the famous number 1 hit, "Carolyn," and also the title track, which hit the number 2 spot on the
A proponent of the "outlaw country" movement, Merle Haggard's music was defined by its sound that was noticeably
different than the Nashville-influenced country musicians. With songs that were a little more rough around the edges and not
so concerned with polished details, Merle Haggard opened music listeners' eyes to this new movement, and he quickly rose to
become one of the prominent figures within his genre.
Merle Haggard's Breakthrough Album
first got his start in the mid 1960s, but he really started to make a name for himself with the song, "I'm a Lonesome Fugitive,"
which became an enormously popular hit, and was a nod to Merle's own bad boy past. With 1967's "Branded Man," Merle Haggard
was proving to be one of country music's best new artists. The album was a hit with fans, and it remains a popular album,
often appearing in various "best-of" lists. 1971 saw the release of another successful album, "Someday We'll Look Back," which
produced the popular hit song, "Carolyn." Throughout Merle Haggard's illustrious career, he has been the recipient of a number
of awards and accolades, including Grammy Awards for Best Country Vocal Performance for "That's The Way Love Goes," Best Country
Collaboration with Vocals for "Same Old Train," and the Grammy Hall of Fame Award for "Mama Tried." In addition, Merle Haggard
was also inducted into both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.
What was the first Academy of Country Music Award that Merle Haggard received?
Early into his career,
Merle Haggard received his first Academy of Country Music Award for Most Promising Male Vocalist. He would later go on to
win many more awards, including Top Male Vocalist, Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Song of
the Year, and the Pioneer Award.
If you're a fan of country music, there's no better treat
than being able to see your favorite musician perform live, and the opportunity to see an icon like Merle Haggard doesn't
come around every day. This legendary musician thrilled audiences with songs like "I'm a Lonesome Fugitive," "Carolyn," and
"Somewhere Between," and you will be able to hear these hits and more live in concert when Merle Haggard hits the road on
his upcoming tour. As Merle Haggard takes to the stage during his live performance, you will be reminded of what made you
a fan in the first place. With a number of Grammy Awards and Academy of Country Music Awards, it's no surprise that Merle
Haggard has become one of the best country musicians around, and his show is sure to blow you away. When Merle Haggard heads
to a venue in your city, be sure to check out his show!