merle haggard

Everybody has remarked upon it: It seems like all the great musical stars of our age are dying this year -- David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Merle Haggard and now, most recently, Prince. These deaths cut deeply for people of my generation, because many of these musicians are no longer distant figures in the past.
"I loved it," Mr. Henley said of Sunday's show, in which Mr. Haggard, 71, sang 18 songs - including "Mama Tried" and "Silver
8. What 60-second video from Japan has gone viral, viewed more than 1 million times on YouTube? a. A secretly recorded video
I subscribe to the old theory that if you really want to know what's going on in our United States -- if you want to understand the hearts and minds of a large segment of America at any given moment -- listen to country music and you'll know.
He'll tell you he's a country singer, but to me the essence of rock and roll is a cry for freedom and rebellion.
Merle Haggard once sang "I never hang my hat on the same nail too long," and his life story said that was true, except for one part.
An incredible loss for the country music community.
Hee Haw was a concept that nobody (including myself) thought would ever succeed. Some feared the proposed television program would set the burgeoning country music industry back 25 years.
I'm tempted to say that when I was growing up in Kentucky in the 1950s, Christmas was a simpler affair. But of course it was simpler -- I was a kid! I had no responsibility but to sit and wait for Christmas to happen.
My diverse taste in music, art and film is due to their influence, and my natural sense of style created out of these components. It wasn't intentional, but my big brothers made me pretty darn cool.
If there's a better hardcore country record in 2014 than Carlene Carter's Carter Girl, I haven't heard it.
Jolie Holland: "Songs come to me when I'm walking down the street or riding the subway. I haven't tried to write a song since I was 14. Ever since then, I make them come get me."
We keep hearing that if corporations have to pay more taxes, the economy will suffer, because they won't hire more workers. Well, if you hadn't noticed, for the last five years they've hardly been on a hiring spree.
If my dad, Carl Sigman, were around on the day the rains came to California last month in the midst of the worst drought the state has seen in centuries, he might have said, 'Mother Earth smiled again.'
This week's playlist includes music by Amy Winehouse, Mumford & Sons, Talking Heads, and more.
Father's Day is an empty day for a lot of people. We have a nation being raised by single mothers who are stepping up to the plate and filling both roles.
Aussie rock band Longreef are back on the road in support of their latest EP Dirty Motel. The band recently shot a video for their second single "She Likes The Ladies," the song being a crowd favorite.