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Country music legend Merle Haggard plays a fiddle in a cowboy hat

Country Music Legend Merle Haggard.

Country music legend Merle Haggard. Haggard has been on the country music scene since the early sixties and has more number one hits than any country music star except Conway Twitty. Recently two tribute albums of the songs of Merle Haggard were released: Mama's Hungry Eyes and Tulare Dust. Haggard was also recently inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame. (On 4/6/1994 we boradcast a short interview with Haggard. Today's interview is the longer version.)

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Other segments from the episode on August 14, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 14, 1995: Interview with Merle Haggard; Obituary for Mickey Mantle.

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