Branded Man

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  • Haggard went to jail for robbery in 1957, and was released in 1960. This song is about how he felt that no matter what he did, who would always be known for his time spent in jail - "branded" as an inmate. >>
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    Bertrand - Paris, France
  • Haggard epitomized the tough country sound of the '60s and '70s with artists who lived their songs. He served his time at San Quentin prison and saw Johnny Cash perform there, which was a big influence on his life.
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  • Henry O. Godwinn from Wheeling, WvJohn, don't forget about Garth "I don't know who the hell I am this week" Brooks.
  • John from Mansfield, TxMerle Haggard has always been one of my favorite Country singers(Johnny Cash comes in as my all time fave)and was one of those who truly sings from the heart and soul!!
    It's a shame that Nashville constantly gives cutesy blondes*(*Carrie Underwood)and'Hat Acts*(*Toby Keith;Trace Adkins;etal)instead of real country music!!
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