fbpx

April 15

Conway Twitty Covers Merle Haggard’s Signature Song “Mama Tried”

0  comments

“Mama Tried” was a song penned by the legendary country singer Merle Haggard in 1968. He recorded the song with his band the Strangers. The result was another number one on both the US and Canadian country charts. Haggard’s song was part of his same-titled album that also secured a spot on the country chart.

“Mama Tried,” A Song Based of Merle Haggard’s Life

Some said that the song was based on Haggard’s life. How he was sent to prison, and how his life was like when he was young. However, Haggard never experienced life without parole, even though it was stated in the song.

It may be that some parts of the song were based on Haggard’s life, while other parts were written to put a drama or life to the song’s storyline.

Merle haggard conway twitty mama tried
Photo Credit: Merle Haggard/ CNN.com

Renditions of “Mama Tried”

Mama Tried” is a classic country song that has been covered by numerous artists. It was also used as a soundtrack to certain movies. Haggard, himself, rerecorded the song a lot of times as a duet with other artists. It is a national treasure, that’s why everyone loves it.

Conway Twitty Gave Merle Haggard’s Song a Try

In 1968, Conway Twitty released his first country album to enter the top ten of the chart. Next in Line contained covers of country songs from different known artists. He included signature songs of Tammy Wynette, Johnny Cash, and many more.

Album’s Tracklist

1. Mama Tried
2. Next in Line
3. D-I-V-O-R-C-E
4. With Pen in Hand
5. Us
6. I Told My World to Go Away
7. Ain’t It Sad to Stand and Watch Love Die
8. Today I Started Loving You Again
9. Folsom Prison Blues
10. Things I Lost in You
11. I’m Checking Out

Next in Line

Twitty never released a single from his album. Therefore, none entered the chart. However, the album was able to secure a spot. This was just the beginning of his career in country music. Twitty used to perform pop and rock and roll songs.


Tags

conway twitty, mama tried, merle haggard


{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

You may also like

Do You Remember Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn’s Risqué Duet, “Lead Me On”?

Do You Remember Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn’s Risqué Duet, “Lead Me On”?

The Acoustic Version of Merle Haggard’s Song “Footlights”

The Acoustic Version of Merle Haggard’s Song “Footlights”

Watch Jamey Johnson and Chris Janson’s Version of “Footlights”

Watch Jamey Johnson and Chris Janson’s Version of “Footlights”

George Strait’s “The Chair” Comes with An Interesting Drunk Story Behind

George Strait’s “The Chair” Comes with An Interesting Drunk Story Behind

Chris Lane has “Big, Big Plans” for the Future and He is Starting Now

Chris Lane has “Big, Big Plans” for the Future and He is Starting Now

Remembering Ernest Tubb’s Biggest Hit “Walking the Floor Over You”

Remembering Ernest Tubb’s Biggest Hit “Walking the Floor Over You”

Latest Stories

Dolly Parton Launches Her Very First Fragrance With Brand New Single

Dolly Parton Launches Her Very First Fragrance With Brand New Single

Luke Combs: Overrated or Is He Exactly The Face Mainstream Country Needs?

Luke Combs: Overrated or Is He Exactly The Face Mainstream Country Needs?

Tigirlily’s “Somebody Does” Is What We All Need To Hear Right Now

Tigirlily’s “Somebody Does” Is What We All Need To Hear Right Now

Kelly Clarkson Will Pay Ex-Husband Brandon Blackstock Nearly $200k Per Month Amid Divorce

Kelly Clarkson Will Pay Ex-Husband Brandon Blackstock Nearly $200k Per Month Amid Divorce

Tigirlily: Meet the North Dakota Country Duo Blooming Today

Tigirlily: Meet the North Dakota Country Duo Blooming Today

How “Hurricane” by Luke Combs Opened So Many Doors For The Singer

How “Hurricane” by Luke Combs Opened So Many Doors For The Singer

Subscribe to our newsletter now!

Country Thang Daily

>