The Man, The Legend… Merle Haggard!
Crockett, Texas— Country music icon Merle Haggard is performing a Labor Day concert in Crockett. Piney Woods Fine Arts Association is presenting this concert as its 24th Season opener. The show is Monday September 1st 7:30pm at the Crockett Civic Center. Tickets and more information are available at the PWFAA website at www.pwfaa.org or by calling (936) 544-4276.
The legendary Merle Haggard…..with 40 #1-hits and scores of Top Ten songs. He won just about every music award imaginable, both as a performer and as a songwriter, and in 1994 was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. His body of work easily places him beside Hank Williams as one of the most influential artists in country music.
With number one hits like “Sing Me Back Home” & “Mama Tried” Merle doesn’t hide from the fact that he’s been to prison….it made him who he is. “I was bull-headed about my career. I didn’t want to talk about being in prison,” Haggard recalls, “but (Johnny) Cash said I should talk about it. That way the tabloids wouldn’t be able to. I said I didn’t want to do that and he said, ‘It’s just owning up to it.’” When Cash introduced him on his variety show, he said, “Here’s a man who writes about his own life and has had a life to write about.”
Tickets are on sale now and selling fast….this show is sure to be a sell-out!!
Tickets start at $52 and are available online at www.pwfaa.org. or by calling the Piney Woods Fine Arts Assoc. office at (936) 544-4276 Mon-Fri from 9:00-1:00.
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