Okie from Muskogee
(Anniversary Edition, 2PC)
Merle Haggard released three singles in 1969 - 'Hungry Eyes,' 'Workin' Man Blues,' and 'Okie from Muskogee' - all three reached number one. In particular, 'Okie from Muskogee' sparked a tremendous amount of attention and lead to the release of the live album OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE in February of that same year. 'Okie from Muskogee' cemented the singer's stardom, and won a large amount of awards in 1969 and 1970. In both years, Haggard was named Top Male Vocalist by the ACM. Haggard released a sequel to 'Okie' called 'The Fightin' Side of Me' at the beginning of 1970, which also shot to number one. He released a live album of the same name in July 1970. This 2 CD Anniversary edition of the classic OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE includes the digitally remastered CD from the original Analog Tapes, as well the rare THE FIGHTIN' SIDE OF ME LIVE album which was never before released in CD format.