You may not think of Merle Haggard as a stereotypical gospel artist, but the man has released four full gospel albums. The first one was titled The Land of Many Churches, and came out in 1971. A decade later, he put out Songs for the Mama That Tried, which is an album title that tips his hat to one of Haggard’s best songs, “Mama Tried.” In 2001, Haggard put out two gospel albums. One is called Cabin in the Hills, and the other is Two Old Friends. Additionally, Haggard has been open about his Christian faith, and has sprinkled various gospel songs throughout his catalogue. Haggard has a wonderfully distinctive singing voice, and is one of America’s greatest songwriters. Even if you’re not particularly fond of country music, you have to admit that he’s a sort of natural treasure. This man that has quite a controversial stir with songs like “Okie from Muskogee” is equally outspoken in interviews. To read more about this musical icon, please click on the following link: http://www.countrystandardtime.com/d/article.asp?xid=947
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