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Merle Haggard overwhelmed, honored by tribute album

Merle Haggard overwhelmed, honored by tribute album

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Merle Haggard admits he's very pleased with the new tribute album in his honor.  The country legend says it means a lot to him to be recognized in this way. 

Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, and Randy Houser are some of the stars who contribute to Working Man's Poet: A Tribute To Merle Haggard.  The 19-song disc features covers of such classics as "Mama Tried" and "The Fightin' Side of Me," while albums sold at Walmart also include Garth Brooks' cover of "Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down." 

Merle says the album is "really done well."  He also praises the performances, saying "some of it is better than the originals." 

"Working Man's Poet" Track Listing 

1. "Misery And Gin" (performed by Randy Houser) 
2. "Footlights" (performed by Joe Nichols) 
3. "Going Where The Lonely Go" (performed by Jason Aldean) 
4. "Today I Started Loving You Again" (performed by Kristy Lee Cook) 
5. "Carolyn" (performed by Toby Keith) 
6. "Pancho And Lefty" (performed by Luke Bryan & Dierks Bentley) 
7. "Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down" (performed by Garth Brooks - Walmart exclusive track) 
8. "You Take Me For Granted" (performed by Thompson Square) 
9. "Mama Tried" (performed by Ben Haggard) 
10. "That's The Way Love Goes"  (performed by Dustin Lynch) 
11. "Make Up and Faded Blue Jeans" (performed by Jake Owen) 
12. "I'm A Lonesome Fugitive"  (performed by James Wesley) 
13. "Workin' Man Blues" (performed by Parmalee) 
14. "Are The Good Times Really Over" (performed by Jason Aldean) 
15. "Let's Chase Each Other Around The Room" (performed by Thompson Square) 
16. "I Think I'll Just Stay Here And Drink" (performed by Dustin Lynch) 
17. "The Fightin' Side Of Me" (performed by James Wesley) 
18. "My Favorite Memory" (performed by Joe Nichols) 
19. "Ramblin' Fever" (performed by Randy Houser) 
20. "Sing Me Back Home" (performed by Ben Haggard) 

 

 

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