MERLE R. HAGGARD - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 296770
Sale Price $270.00
MERLE HAGGARDThe Country Music Hall of Famer is shown wearing a cowboy hat in this signed black and white photograph Photograph signed: "Best Wishes/ Merle/ Haggard" in blue felt tip. B/w 10x8. A singer and writer of country music that reflected his own rough and tumble early life, including a stint in prison; 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. 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. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso (no show through). Otherwise, fine condition.
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