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An Evening with Merle Haggard • country

Thursday Jun 26, 2014

Legends Theater @ Route 66 Casino

14500 Central Avenue SW
I-40 Exit 140
Albuquerque, NM 87121
US

Cost:

$30-$55

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

See also: Four Up

A Haggard evening

Merle Haggard
Courtesy of artist

Outlaw country icon Merle Haggard is rapidly approaching octogenarian status, but you’d never know it from his tour schedule. Haggard admired legends like Bob Wills and Lefty Frizzell, but a traumatic childhood found young Haggard embroiled in a life of crime and jail time. Released from San Quentin, he immersed himself in the country-politan scene in Bakersfield, Calif. Johnny Cash encouraged the songwriter to explore his own experiences, including time behind bars. Cash introduced Haggard by saying, “Here’s a man who writes about his own life and has had a life to write about.” And he’s still livin’ and writin’. Hang with the Hag on Thursday, June 26, at Legends Theater (14500 Central SW) starting at 8pm. Tickets range from $30 to $55.

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