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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
Ramblin' Rhodes: Malpass Brothers keeping tradition of country alive

...Put together two North Carolina musician brothers whom Merle Haggard loves with the son of a legendary guitarist and a bluesy...The Wilburn Brothers, Ernest Tubb, Buck Owens and Merle Haggard.Their big break came when Haggard himself heard them...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-08-20/ramblin-rhodes-malpas
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
Country music upbringing turns into calling for Frankie Ballard

...of him and this neighbor buddy of his singing songs of Elvis Presley, Kenny Rogers, Johnny Horton, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard. All of these cool songs."I can remember being 4 and 5 years old falling asleep on the living room floor listening...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-04-29/country-music-upbring
Museum brings country music's past and present into harmony

...today's artists and stars." For example, one of the new exhibits draws lines from Buck Owens to Brad Paisley and Merle Haggard to Miranda Lambert.As visitors explore the space, they can create a digital profile and earn badges for making their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-04-19/museum-brings-country-musics-past-a
Ramblin' Rhodes: Country Music Awards was truckful of randomness

...the block and see Britney Spears." Boring.? When it's built up that there is going to be a tribute to legend Merle Haggard, and the only tribute consists of two of Haggard's songs being sung by Garth Brooks and Lambertnd a there's no video...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-04-16/ramblin-rhodes-countr
Ramblin' Rhodes: Grammy winners have been, are headed our way

...pretty much like everything," Musgraves told me in a phone interview, "but I really like to listen to Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, Patty Griffin, Radney Foster, Michelle Branch, Tom Petty, David Allan Coe and people out of Austin (Texas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-01-28/ramblin-rhodes-grammy
Ramblin' Rhodes: Bluegrass train is bringing The Roys to Sandersville

...Where You Are Tonight, Bill Monroe's Blue Moon of Kentucky, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs' He Took Your Place and Merle Haggard's Ramblin' Fever."We're not 100 percent bluegrass, and we're not 100 percent country," Lee said. "The biggest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2013-09-25/ramblin-rhodes-bluegr