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Biography about country music legend Merle Haggard speaks about his influence and impact

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The biography “The Hag: The Life, Times, and Music of Merle Haggard” written by Marc Eliot tells the story of the country music legend. Merle Haggard was the most influential country music musician in the 20th century and his impact still is seen today in country music. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1994.

What were Merle Haggard’s roots growing up? What set Haggard apart? What inspired Marc Eliot to write about Merle Haggard? How can we see Merle Haggard in today’s country music?

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