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Thread #159670   Message #3784265
Posted By: GUEST
08-Apr-16 - 02:52 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Merle Haggard (6 Apr 1937 - 6 Apr 2016)
Subject: RE: Obit: Merle Haggard (6 Apr 1937 - 6 Apr 2016)
Merle's "Big City" song has to be one of the best country songs ever written. It had to speak to so many people who migrated from rural areas to urban areas in search of a way to provide for their families. It could stand as an anthem for them, and probably accounts for its huge commercial success. RIP Merle.