MERLE R. HAGGARD - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 181056
Sale Price $270.00
The country singer and songwriter posed for this black and white photograph in his younger days. He signed it in black felt tip.
Photograph signed: "Merle/Haggard". B/w, 8x10. MerleHaggard (1937-2016)greatly influenced the direction of country music with electric instruments and a honky-tonk style that contrasted with the smoother Nashville sound of the 1960s. He became a major part of the raw country sound also found in Willie Nelson's music. This style reflected his own rough-and-tumble early life, including a stint in prison. Haggard had 38 No. 1 hitsfrom 1966-1987, beginning with "I'm a Lonesome Fugitive" (1966). His most popular songs include "Okie From Muskogee" (1969), "Yesterday's Wine" - with George Jones (1982), "Poncho And Lefty" - with Willie Nelson (1983) and his last - "Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Star" (1987). He received13 Academy of Country Music Awards, 5 Country Music Association Awards, and 3 Grammy Awards.He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1994. His autobiography, Sing Me Back Home, was published in 1981. Fine condition.
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