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Book details
  • Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SubGenre:Personal Memoirs
  • Language:English
  • Pages:326
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781098353087
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098353070

Merle Haggard Was a Friend of Mine

by Raymond H. McDonald View author's profile page

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Overview
This book is dedicated to the memory of my life long friend Merle Haggard. Merle had millions of fans passionate about his music. He was a humble man from humble beginnings in California. His legacy is well chronicled in hundreds of articles written about him in major publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Rolling Stone Magazine, USA Today Newspaper, The Los Angeles Times, and dozens of others. His 50 plus year career garnered Merle the highest awards that are given to an artist, ie; Lifetime Grammy, Country Music Hall of Fame, Kennedy Center Honors, Songwriters Hall of Fame. I was 14 when I met Merle and his wife to be Bonnie Owens, at this writing I'm still just a kid of 70 years old. This book traces the beginning of my observations of this uniquely talented man. It's a positive book that I hope his fans will enjoy. He was a kind and onery man, very funny and very serious. He was a proud American and loved every State and the people in it.
Description
This book is dedicated to the memory of my life long friend Merle Haggard. Merle had millions of fans passionate about his music. He was a humble man from humble beginnings in California. His legacy is well chronicled in hundreds of articles written about him in major publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Rolling Stone Magazine, USA Today Newspaper, The Los Angeles Times, and dozens of others. His 50 plus year career garnered Merle the highest awards that are given to an artist, ie; Lifetime Grammy, Country Music Hall of Fame, Kennedy Center Honors, Songwriters Hall of Fame. I was 14 when I met Merle and his wife to be Bonnie Owens, at this writing I'm still just a kid of 70 years old. This book traces the beginning of my observations of this uniquely talented man. It's a positive book that I hope his fans will enjoy. He was a kind and onery man, very funny and very serious. He was a proud American and loved every State and the people in it.
About the author
My memoir is meant as a tribute to my lifelong friend and country music icon Merle Haggard.


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Merle Haggard Was a Friend of Mine I'm proud to say that Merle Haggard was a friend of mine, too. Tens of millions around the globe are aware of this man's GREATNESS. Most of them, however, have never had a meaningful opportunity to acquire an appreciation of Merle's GOODNESS. Perhaps, until now, that is. Raymond McDonald has thrown open the gates to that opportunity. I won't repeat what is available in the promotional materials for this wonderful book, nor will I deny my huge bias: No human being, living or dead, is, or was, the singer, the songwriter and the bandleader (combined) that was Merle Haggard. I own a copy of every (major label) vinyl record, and almost every CD or cassette, he ever made. However, even an almost-complete familiarity with his unequaled body of work can only provide part of the total picture. This book goes sooooooo far towards completing that picture. I recommend it to you, without reservation. Judge Mike Cummins San Luis Obispo, California Read more
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