Tag: Merle Haggard

Wednesday 4/6/22 11am ET: Feature Artist: Merle Haggard

Merle Ronald Haggard (April 6, 1937 – April 6, 2016) was an American country singer, songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler.

Haggard was born in Oildale, California, toward the end of the Great Depression. His childhood was troubled after the death of his father, and he was incarcerated several times in his youth. After being released from San Quentin State Prison in 1960, he managed to turn his life around and launch a successful country music career. He gained popularity with his songs about the working class that occasionally contained themes contrary to anti–Vietnam War sentiment of some popular music of the time. Between the 1960s and the 1980s, he had 38 number-one hits on the US country charts, several of which also made the Billboard all-genre singles chart. Haggard continued to release successful albums into the 2000s.

He received many honors and awards for his music, including a Kennedy Center Honor (2010), a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2006), a BMI Icon Award (2006), and induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (1977), Country Music Hall of Fame (1994) and Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame (1997). He died on April 6, 2016—his 79th birthday—at his ranch in Shasta County, California, having recently suffered from double pneumonia.

Thursday 1/6/22 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 8

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the completion of letter I and J and start the K list and feature music from: David Bowie, Queen, Seals and Crofts, Allman Brothers Band, Argent, Spinners, Baby Washington, Jim Croce, Bruce Springsteen, Electric Light Orchestra, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Chicago and many more.

2pm to 6pm ET

Wednesday 1/5/22 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 7

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the completion of letter H and start letter I and feature music from: Al Green, Abba, Who, Ripple, John Lennon, Donovan, Gary Glitter, Tommy Cash, Five Man Electrical Band, Barry White, Merle Haggard, Don Covay, Clarence Carter, Brinsley Schwarz, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas and many more.

2pm to 6pm ET

Monday 1/3/22 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 5

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with land complete letter E into G and feature music from: Ohio Players, Doobie Brothers, Merle Haggard, Chicago, Freda Payne, Hues Corporation, Elvia Presley, Genesis, T.Rex, Chairmen of The Board, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Queen and many more.

2pm to 6pm ET

Saturday 9pm: In Memoriam 2016

memoriam-lsWe feature music from some of those we lost in 2016, featuring music from: David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship for Paul Kantner, Earth, Wind and Fire for Maurice White, Emerson Lake and Palmer for Gregg Lake and Keith Emerson, Merle Haggard, Prince, Billy Paul, Juan Gabriel, Bobby Vee, Leonard Cohen, Leon Russell and George Michael.

Sunday 12pm: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

vrpjuly416If you missed my archive show this past Thursday – I’ll have a brand new 4th of July celebration today at noon.  We feature music from artists:  Frank A. Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Guy Mitchel, Robert Merrill, Fred Warring, Merle Haggard, Guess Who, John Cougar Mellencamp, Pete Seeger, Alabama, Chuck Berry and many more.  12pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.

Sunday 12pm ET: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

vrp-jwwThis week its the Vinyl Resting Place with the June Winter Wonderland special. Some of the artists appearing this week: Love Unlimited, Bangles, Jo Stafford, Judy Collins, Merle Haggard, Bing Crosby, David Essex, Lady Antebellum, Ronnie Dove, Lettermen, Queen, Carl Smith, Tony Bennett, Robin Ward, Wizzard, Jimmy Newman, Connie Landers, Dalys, Jane Kean, Dean Martin, Gale Storm, Julie Andrews, Vince Gill, Wayne Hancock, Janis Ian and more featuring some classics from the doo-wop shop.

MaxCountry 70s 7pm ET


Country 70sThis week on MaxCountry 70s:  Music from Olivia Newton-john, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash, Eddie Rabbitt, Johnny Paycheck, Dolly Parton, Ronnie Milsap, Barbara Mandrell, Elvis Presley, TG Sheppard, Mel Tillis and more!