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Ramblin' Rhodes: 45 years of columns make for some notable quotes

...McGuinn and Chris Hillman (with their 1968 album Sweetheart of the Rodeo). They kind of introduced English kids to Merle Haggard and George Jones and the Louvins (brothers Charlie and Ira)." JAMES BROWN, on being a guest on the Grand Ole...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-10-29/ramblin-rhodes-45-yea
Ramblin' Rhodes: 'Weird kid' McCreery turns out to be an 'American Idol' star

...this album be?' and that threw me for a loop," McCreery said. "I grew up on Conway Twitty and George Jones and Merle Haggard. I work out of Nashville and do country music shows. And I'm thinking, 'What genre do you think I'll do...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-04-21/ramblin-rhodes-weird-
Ramblin' Rhodes: Oak Ridge Boys to stop in Aiken on April 17

...Along, Time Has Made A Change In Me, Angel Band, Just A Little Talk With Jesus and Life's Railway To Heaven.Merle Haggard joins the group in singing Sweet Jesus, a song he co-wrote with Kenny Vernon who used to tour with Loretta Lynn...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/aiken/2015-04-08/ramblin-rhodes-oak-ridge-boys
Pop Rocks: Change at 95 Rock reflects change in music of today

...radio. Hopefully in the future things will shift once again. IT TAKES MORE THAN A STAGE. Last week, country legend Merle Haggard sold out the Columbia County Exhibition Center with more than 2,000 fans in attendance.That's the good news...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-01-27/pop-rocks-change-95-r
Ramblin' Rhodes: Music opportunities include Haggard, Jaimee Paul

It is great to see that country music superstar Merle Haggard is heading back this way for a concert at 7:30 p...Those are two names I never expected to hear together: Merle Haggard and Grovetown.Haggard already was a huge star when...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-01-20/ramblin-rhodes-music-
Ramblin' Rhodes: Mark your calendars now, later

...a concert by Country Music Association Hall of Famer Merle Haggard at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24.Tickets are $22.50 and $37.50. Go to etix.com and type "Merle Haggard, Grovetown, Ga." to buy.? Coming up early in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-12-16/ramblin-rhodes-mark-y
Ramblin' Rhodes: New Wiseman CD is diary of country classics

...one of the heroes. Having Mac cut (Me and) Bobby McGee was one of the highlights of my life."Cooper also quoted Merle Haggard as saying, "I was never a dyed-in-the-wool bluegrass fan, but I'm a fan of Mac's. When I was young...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-09-03/ramblin-rhodes-new-wi
Ray Guy: That legendary leg

...Guy used to "serenade his teammates with his Martin D-35 guitar down at Clancy's, always starting his set with Merle Haggard's Swinging Doors. ... He tipped a few glasses, too."In the book, Guy detailed how he and his teammates used...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-31/ray-guy-legendary-leg
Augusta Amusements brings in Blind Boys of Alabama, Jim Brickman

...diet of classic country music from their grandfather's records, the sounds of greats like Hank Williams Sr. and Merle Haggard are part of Christopher and Taylor Malpass' musical DNA. The duo, both in their 20s, have taken traditional country to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-07-30/augusta-amusements-br
Ramblin' Rhodes: Waldon offers new voice singing about small towns

...Kingsland, Ark.; Buck Owens from Sherman, Texas; Merle Haggard from Oildale, Calif.; Bill Monroe from Rosine, Ky...especially has a sound reminiscent of the opening of Merle Haggard's Okie From Muscogee."There definitely is a little...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-06-18/ramblin-rhodes-waldon