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Live From Austin, TX '78

Merle Haggard

On vinyl for the first time, let the Okie from that city you know serenade you in this performance from Austin City Limits. We have this on orange blossom vinyl.

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color Orange Blossom
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes
Other Features
exclusive VMP Exclusive
label New West
pressing location MPO
release type New release
By the Numbers

1 LP
original release year
33 1/3 RPM
total pressing quantity
vinyl size
180 gram

When he stepped onto the Austin City Limits Stage for the very first time on that brisk January day in 1978, Merle Haggard was at the top of his game. It had been over a decade since his first national hit, “Sing A Sad Song,” and not that long after, “Okie From Muskogee” had firmly planted his music in the public consciousness. He had already been declared “Entertainer of the Year” by both the Country Music Awards and Academy of Country Music – in the same year (1970). He had just released 'A Tribute to the Best Damn Fiddle Player in the World (Or My Salute to Bob Wills),' which sparked a revival of interest in western swing. And with his band, The Strangers, it’s no stretch to say that he had the best live show in country music of his day.

Clean-shaven and hatless, Merle looks almost boyish as he bounces around the stage, sporting a broad grin and waving his fiddle as he leads the band. Extraordinary musicians like Roy Nichols, finger-picking and bending notes on his Telecaster like no other country guitarist, Norm Hamlet on pedal steel, Gordon Terry on second fiddle and Merle’s ex Bonnie Owens singing back up, produced a sound that made The Strangers a world-class band.


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Live From Austin, TX '78
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