Show Post: In House #1502
The venerable Merle Haggard is back with Chicago Wind, the fifth release in a career renaissance that began with 2000's If I Could Only Fly on the Epitaph/Anti label. The latest finds him back on Capitol, for better or for worse, with production values clearly more polished and a slight play to mainstream country radio readily apparent. Wrapped in the package, though, are new Haggard tunes that play a lot like vintage Haggard-- including the kind of political jabs he's never been afraid of taking. Along the way, he also covers Roger Miller and Willie Nelson, among others.
In House #1502.
Focus: New release from Merle Haggard, Chicago Wind, plus new music from Delbert McClinton, Dolly Parton and more.
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