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The Best Merle Haggard Albums of All Time

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One of the greatest country singers of all time, Merle Haggard is also one of the best outlaw country artists ever as well. List of the best Merle Haggard albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Merle Haggard discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Merle Haggard albums can be found at the top of the list. The best Merle Haggard songs are reflected in this ranked collection of albums. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Merle Haggard singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Merle Haggard album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Merle Haggard album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular. If you want to know, "What is the Best Merle Haggard album of all time?" or "What are the top Merle Haggard albums?" then this list will answer your questions. This list below has a variety of albums in it, from Goin' Home for Christmas to Pancho & Lefty. This list of popular Merle Haggard CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. Use this fact-based list to make one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion.
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  • 1
    Mama Tried / Pride in What I Am

    ArtistMerle Haggard, The Strangers

    TracksTeach Me to Forget, Run 'em Off, I Could Have Gone Right

    Genres (Music)Country

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    Going Where the Lonely Go
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    Back to the Barrooms

    ArtistMerle Haggard

    TracksI Don't Want to Sober Up Tonight, Back to the Barrooms Again, Easy Come

    Length (mins)00:36:11

    Genres (Music)Country

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    Big City
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    ArtistMerle Haggard

    TracksThis Song Is Mine, Stop The World And Let Me Off, Call Me

    Length (mins)00:39:28

    Genres (Music)Country

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    Serving 190 Proof

    ArtistMerle Haggard

    TracksSing a Family Song, Roses in the Winter, My Own Kind of Hat

    Genres (Music)Country

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    I'm a Lonesome Fugitive

    ArtistMerle Haggard

    TracksAll of Me Belongs to You, Someone Told My Story, Mixed Up Mess of a Heart

    Genres (Music)Country

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    If I Could Only Fly

    ArtistMerle Haggard

    TracksIf I Could Only Fly, Listening (To the Wind), Proud to Be Your Man

    Length (mins)00:35:48

    Genres (Music)Country

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    Swinging Doors

    ArtistMerle Haggard, The Strangers

    TracksHigh on a Hilltop, No More You and Me, I'll Look You Over

    LabelCapitol Records

    Genres (Music)Country

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    Sing Me Back Home

    ArtistThe Strangers

    TracksMy Past Is Present, Good Times, Where Does the Good Times Go

    Genres (Music)Country

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    Branded Man
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    ArtistMerle Haggard, The Strangers

    TracksGone Crazy, Loneliness Is Eating Me Alive, Don't Get Married

    Genres (Music)Country

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    The Way I Am
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    ArtistMerle Haggard

    Genres (Music)Country

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  • 12
    Someday We'll Look Back

    ArtistMerle Haggard

    TracksSomeday We'll Look Back, Carolyn, One Row at a Time

    Genres (Music)Country

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    Hag
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    Hag

    1971

    ArtistMerle Haggard, The Strangers

    TracksI Can't Be Myself, No Reason to Quit, Jesus

    Genres (Music)Country

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  • 14
    Cabin in the Hills
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    If We Make It Through December

    ArtistMerle Haggard

    TracksUncle Lem, I'm an Old, Old Man

    LabelCapitol Records

    Genres (Music)Country

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    Pride in What I Am

    ArtistMerle Haggard, The Strangers

    TracksIt Meant Goodbye to Me When You Said Hello to Him, Somewhere on Skid Row, The Day the Rain Came

    LabelCapitol Records

    Genres (Music)Country

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  • 17
    Same Train, a Different Time: Merle Haggard Sings the Great Songs of Jimmie Rodgers
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    It's All in the Movies

    ArtistMerle Haggard, The Strangers

    TracksThe Seeker, Living With the Shades Pulled Down, This Is the Song We Sing

    Genres (Music)Country

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    Strangers
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    I'm Always On A Mountain When I Fall

    ArtistMerle Haggard

    TracksLove Me When You Can, There Ain't No Good Chain Gang, Life of a Rodeo Cowboy

    Genres (Music)Country

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  • 21
    Out Among the Stars
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  • 22
    Ramblin' Fever

    ArtistMerle Haggard

    TracksLast Letter, My Love for You, When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again

    Genres (Music)Country

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  • 23
    That's the Way Love Goes

    ArtistMerle Haggard

    Genres (Music)Country

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  • 24
    The Bluegrass Sessions

    ArtistMerle Haggard

    TracksLearning To Live With Myself, What Happened?, Holding Things Together

    LabelMcCoury Music

    Genres (Music)Bluegrass

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  • 25
    A Tribute to the Best Damn Fiddle Player in the World (Or, My Salute to Bob Wills)
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