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Merle Haggard Had a Troubled Youth, Even Though His "Mama Tried."

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. We replay part of our interview with him recorded earlier this year. (Rebroadcast)


Other segments from the episode on May 12, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 12, 1995: Interview with Jimmy Tingle, Paul Mazursky, Robb Forman Dew, and Gary Paulsen; Interview with Dorothy Beam; Interview with Merle Haggard; Interview with…


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