Yes, Merle Haggard has a total of 38 No.1 songs on the country charts. Splendid isn’t it? In the course of his career, Merle Haggard was known to be one of the best country artists, one of the most loved legends in the history, and one of the multi-talented people all over the globe. Furthermore, he was not just a singer but also a guitarist, songwriter, and a fiddler.
Merle Haggard might have done something not so good in his early life but the 38 Stars have concealed them all making him the best of the bests.
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Here is the third set of No.1 Songs of Merle Haggard. It also includes the stories behind the songs.
Merle Haggard penned the song as part of his album “Keep Movin’ On”. Moreover, the hit was released in May 1975 which topped the country charts. Then, the track was Haggard’s twenty-first No.1 song.
Furthermore, the song was originally a theme song of the 1974-1976 NBC TV series of the same name.
It’s All In The Movies…
The hit was written by Merle Haggard and was released in September 1975 as part of his album “It’s All In The Movies”. Additionally, the song was Haggard’s twenty-second No.1 song that topped the country charts. In fact, the single spent a week at No.1 and a total of 13 weeks on the country charts.
The Roots Of My Raising…
The song was Haggard’s twenty-third No.1 hit which topped the country charts. It was released in January 1976 as part of his album “The Roots Of My Raising”. Additionally, Tommy Collins penned the song. The single spent 1 week at No.1 and a total of 10 weeks on the country charts.
The song portrayed a young man who visited his home child after a long time. He remembered everything as memories started to flashback.
Cindy Walker wrote the song and was originally recorded by Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys. In 1976, Haggard released his version which topped the country charts. Actually, it spent a total of 11 weeks on the country charts.
Bar Room Buddies…
The song was a creation of four heads such as Milton Brown, Cliff Crofford, Steve Dorff, and Snuff Garrett. It was released in April 1980 with the combination of voices of Merle Haggard and the actor Clint Eastwood. Furthermore, the song was used as one of the soundtracks on Clint Eastwood’s movie “Bronco Billy”.
I Think I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink…
The single became one of the chart-topping hits of Merle Haggard. As a matter of fact, it stayed at No.1 on country charts for a week. The song was written by Merle Haggard and was released in October 1980 and one of the singles on his album “Back To The Barrooms”.
My Favorite Memory…
The song was released in September 1981 as part of Haggard’s album “Big City”. Furthermore, Haggard wrote the hit and it’s his twenty-fifth No.1 song on the country charts. Moreover, the single stayed at No.1 for a week and spent a total of 10 weeks on the country charts.
Merle Haggard and Dean Halloway composed the song and was released in January 1982. Remarkably, this was Haggard’s twenty-seventh No.1 song which topped the country charts.
“Big City” was inspired by remarks of Dean Halloway. Additionally, he was a lifelong friend and tour bus driver of Haggard.
The song was written and originally recorded by Willie Nelson. In addition, “Yesterday’s Wine” was George Jones and Merle Haggard’s No.1 song on the country charts in 1982.
Going Where The Lonely Go…
The track was released in October 1982 as part of the album “Going Where The Lonely Go”. Merle Haggard wrote the song and became No.1 on the country charts. Furthermore, the single went as No.1 for a week and spent a total of 13 weeks on the country charts.
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