Click Track: Merle Haggard

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 01/19/2012

Merle Haggard hospitalized; Jay-Z never said he’d stop saying that; Bruno Mars cleared

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  08:41 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Merle Haggard, Jay-Z

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Quick spins: Feist, Merle Haggard, DRC Music

Feist returns after four years, country legend Haggard offers a new album and an exciting compilation of music from Democratic Republic of Congo.

By Patrick Foster, Allison Stewart and David Malitz  |  10:13 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quick spins | Tags:  Feist, Merle Haggard, DRC Music

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Week ahead: Merle Haggard returns; Screaming Females shred; Howard’s Afro Blue on “The Sing Off”; Bluebrain drop second location-aware album

Helping you plan your week in pop music.

By Click Track  |  05:32 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Future days | Tags:  Merle Haggard, Afro Blue, Screaming Females, Bluebrain

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 08/02/2011

In concert: Merle Haggard at the Birchmere

The country legend a performance worthy of his legacy.

By Dave McKenna  |  03:52 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Merle Haggard

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 03/09/2011

John Legend and the Roots to perform "What's Going On" in D.C.; former Alice in Chains bassist passes away; Merle Haggard returns

John Legend and the Roots tackle Marvin Gaye’s classic at the Kennedy Center.

By David Malitz  |  09:56 AM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  John Legend, The Roots, Alice in Chains, Merle Haggard

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/27/2010

Week ahead: Cop that UCB mixtape; Walkmen to play weird NYE gala; Country stars serenade Merle Haggard on your TV screen

Local go-go heroes UCB have a new mixtape out. (Publicity photo courtesy the artist.) If you buy one album tomorrow, make it: The new UCB mixtape "The Blend" available for free download right here. We'll have a quick review of...

By Chris Richards  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Future days | Tags:  Brad Paisley, Jamey Johnson, Kid Rock, Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert, UCB, Walkmen, Willie Nelson

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/06/2010

Stars of pop, rock and country serenade McCartney and Haggard at Kennedy Center; Michael Jackson's posthumous album makes the rounds

Hag, Oprah and Macca. (Linda Davidson/TWP) - The stars came out to the Kennedy Center Honors Sunday night to fete two incredibly influential musicians -- as well as a trailblazing choreographer (Bill T. Jones), a Broadway legend (Jerry Herman) and...

By Chris Richards  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Brad Paisley, Dave Grohl, Gwen Stefani, James Taylor, Jamey Johnson, Kid Rock, Kris Kristofferson, Mavis Staples, Merle Haggard, Michael Jackson, Miranda Lambert, No Doubt, Norah Jones, Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow, Steven Tyler, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 12/04/2010

B-sides: Merle Haggard on Johnny Cash, Rick Rubin, Richard Nixon, Ralph Nader

Merle Haggard doesn't quite understand Rick Rubin. (Dave Eisnel/FTWP) In Sunday's Washington Post, Kennedy Center Honoree Merle Haggard speaks candidly about the hardships of the road and his inability to settle down at the age of 73. In addition to...

By Click Track  |  05:00 PM ET, 12/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  B-sides | Tags:  Merle Haggard

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 12/03/2010

Merle Haggard was pardoned for the second time by Gov. Schwarzenegger in 2009

He fought the law, and he won. (Dave Eisnel/FTWP) In Sunday's Washington Post feature story about Kennedy Center honoree Merle Haggard, the country legend said that his 1972 pardon from then-California Governor Ronald Reagan was the greatest award he'd ever...

By Chris Richards  |  03:20 PM ET, 12/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Merle Haggard

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 12/03/2010

For Merle Haggard, music is a life sentence

Merle Haggard continues on the only way he knows how. (All photos by Dave Einsel/FTWP) IN LAKE CHARLES, LA. -- At 73, two years removed from lung surgery and two months from a related chest infection, Merle Haggard should be...

By Chris Richards  |  02:30 PM ET, 12/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In today's Post | Tags:  Merle Haggard

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 09/14/2010

Merle Haggard cancels tour

Merle Haggard's September tour is called off. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) By David Malitz Country legend Merle Haggard, who will receive Kennedy Center Honors in December, has canceled his September tour due to illness. This includes his scheduled performance on Sept....

By David Malitz  |  12:28 PM ET, 09/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Merle Haggard

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 09/07/2010

Paul McCartney, Merle Haggard to receive Kennedy Center Honors

"Another award? You're too kind." (Tracy Woodward/TWP) By David Malitz Pop royalty Paul McCartney and country icon Merle Haggard are among the artists receiving this year's Kennedy Center Honors. McCartney, of course, was recently honored at the White House with...

By David Malitz  |  12:00 PM ET, 09/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Kennedy Center Honors, Merle Haggard, Paul McCartney

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 04/20/2010

Album reviews: Willie Nelson, "Country Music" and Merle Haggard, "I Am What I Am"

Country icons Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson both have new albums. (Bill O'Leary/TWP) By Chris Richards In his final earthly throes, Johnny Cash set a new standard for aging country icons: Unload the heavy stuff at the end of the...

By David Malitz  |  10:30 AM ET, 04/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Album reviews | Tags:  Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson