The Hag is back! The word "legend" usually makes an appearance at some point when discussing Merle Haggard. It's an acknowledgment of his artistry and his standing as "the poet of the common man." The term imposes an aura of loftiness that's totally at odds with the grit and heart of Haggard's songs. "I'd be more comfortable with something like "professor," he once told a reporter, and the description suits him. Studying, analyzing and observing the details of life around him, Haggard relays what he sees, hears and feels through his songs. The lyrics are deceptively simple, the music exceptionally listenable. Others who have lived through those same situations recognize the truth in the stories he tells. But Haggard's real gift is that anyone who hears his songs recognizes the truth in them.
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