Merle Haggard Live: “Footlights”

Watch this live performance of country music icon, Merle Haggard of his beautiful song “Footlights.” This song is part of Merle’s album, “Kickin’ Out the Footlights… Again” with Goerge Jones.. The album reached number 25 on the Billboard country albums chart and received positive reviews.

About Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard, in full Merle Ronald Haggard, (born April 6, 1937, Oildale, California, U.S.—died April 6, 2016, near Redding, California), American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, one of the most popular country music performers of the late 20th century, with nearly 40 number one country hits between the late 1960s and the mid-1980s.

Haggard won numerous awards from the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music, and in 1984 he captured a Grammy Award for best country vocal performance for “That’s the Way Love Goes.” He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (1994) and the Songwriters Hall of Fame (2007). In 2010 Haggard was named a Kennedy Center honoree. (Source: Britannica.com)

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Merle Haggard Footlights Live in Concert

Footlights

Song by Merle Haggard

Lyrics

I live the kind of life that most men only dream of
I made my livin’ writin’ songs and singin’ them
But I’m forty-one years old and I ain’t got no place to go
When it’s over
So I hide my age and make the stage and
Try to kick the footlights out again

I throw my old guitar across the stage and
Then my bass man takes the ball
And the crowd goes nearly wild to see
My guitar nearly fall
After twenty years of pickin’ we’re still alive
And kickin’ and kickin’ down the wall
Tonight we’ll kick the footlights out
And walk away without a curtain call

Tonight we’ll kick the footlights out again
And try to hide the mood we’re really in
Might not put on our old Instamatic grin
Tonight we’ll kick the footlights out again

I live the kind of life most men only dream of
I made my livin’ writin’ these songs and singin’ them
Hank junior
But I’m forty one years old and I ain’t got no place to go
When it’s over
Tonight we will kick the footlights out and
Walk out without a curtain call

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Merle Haggard

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