Country Artists Collaborate on Merle Haggard Tribute Album
One of Country music's all-time greats is getting a tribute album. Twenty, plus, of today's hottest acts will be lending their voices to honor the legendary, Merle Haggard.
Working Man's Poet will be available digitally through iTunes. Physical copies of the album, sold only at Walmart, will include Brooks' version of Haggard's 1966 hit Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down, which also appeared on his recent box set for the retailer.
If, like me you were hoping for a reason to at least DVR the ACM's, here it is. This year's show on April 6th, The Hag will b the "recipient of a multi-artist tribute segment and receive the ACM's Crystal Milestone award, honoring his 50th anniversary in country music."
The ACM Awards are April 6, on CBS from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. I'm gonna go set my DVR, now. Read more about the album and show, here.
Here's the track listing for Working Man's Poet: A Tribute to Merle Haggard:
- Misery and Gin, Randy Houser
- Footlights, Joe Nichols
- Going Where the Lonely Go, Jason Aldean
- Today I Started Loving You Again, Kristy Lee Cook
- Carolyn, Toby Keith
- Pancho and Lefty, Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley
- Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down, Garth Brooks (Walmart edition only)
- You Take Me for Granted, Thompson Square
- Mama Tried, Ben Haggard
- That's the Way Love Goes, Dustin Lynch
- Make Up and Faded Blue Jeans, Jake Owen
- I'm a Lonesome Fugitive, James Wesley
- Workin' Man Blues, Parmalee
- Are the Good Times Really Over, Jason Aldean
- Let's Chase Each Other Around the Room, Thompson Square
- I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink, Dustin Lynch
- The Fightin' Side of Me, James Wesley
- My Favorite Memory, Joe Nichols
- Ramblin' Fever, Randy Houser
- Sing Me Back Home, Ben Haggard