Merle Haggard and “Okie From Muskogee”

I wrote about Merle Haggard and the 45th anniversary of “Okie From Muskogee,” his famous single (and the accompanying live album). This song threw Haggard into the ’60s culture wars and ultimately prevented him from crossing over in the manner of Willie Nelson or Johnny Cash. Here’s “I’ll Always Know,” from one of Haggard’s greatest albums, Mama Tried.

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