Haggard was a country favorite for us here at Conquer, so his death last year came as quite a hit to us, as I’m sure it did many. Merle Haggard and the word “legend” usually go hand in hand. An acknowledgement to the lasting effect he has had on not just country music, but music in general.
His artistry and ability to connect with the average listener (getting them to sympathize and understand scenarios event if they haven’t experience it themselves), has earned him the title of “The Poet of the Common Man”. 40 #1 hits, winner of just about every music award out there, and 1994 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame; he is easily one of the most influential country artists of all time.
Haggard was a man that took his own path, regardless of the latest trends and commercial music tropes. We are so honored to have some of his greatest hits (and live performances) now available for download here on getconquer.com
“We need to have music that contributes to the well-being of the spirit. Music that cradles people’s lives and makes things a little easier. That’s what I try to do, and what I want to do. You don’t want to close the door on hope.“