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Land of Many Churches
Genres: Country, Pop, Christian
Merle Haggard's determination and dedication is of legendary proportions. For example, he obsessively learned to play the fiddle in order to record his Bob Wills tribute. So, whereas most country artists would spend a coup... more »
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Merle Haggard's determination and dedication is of legendary proportions. For example, he obsessively learned to play the fiddle in order to record his Bob Wills tribute. So, whereas most country artists would spend a couple of hours in a studio to pump out a gospel record, Merle Haggard recorded his gospel record in four different churches--two in Tennessee and two in California (including the San Quentin Chapel)--in front of live congregations at the "worship hour" and including the words of various chaplains. The material ranges from age-old standards to more recent compositions by Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, and Red Foley. Merle's Strangers and the Carter Family lend support behind Haggard's eminently sincere readings. --Marc Greilsamer
A GOSPEL CLASSIC BY A COUNTRY LEGEND
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you love country music you should love this excellent gospel album by Merel Haggard. Haggard sings some of the great gospel songs of the Church. This album shows a side of Merel Haggard that many have never saw. This is a from the heart moving Country Gospel performance sure to even be enjoyed by those who may have never cared much for gospel music in the past. If you buy only one country gospel album this year, this would be a great one."
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LaVada | USA | 08/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I played organ on this album when it was cut in our church. I heard there was a CD out. I would like to find out where I can purchase a copy. My husband was pastor of Big Creek Church at the time."