Enjoy this rare performance of Merle Haggard singing “Running Kind and “The Fugitive.” The concert venue was at the Anaheim Stadium Concert October 1980. Bonnie Owens and Ronnie Reno were his background vocals. In the band Roy Nichols guitar, Norman Hamlet steelguitar; Don Markham saxophone; Mark Yeary piano; Gordon Terry fiddle; Dennis Hromek bass; Biff Adams drums; Tiny Moore fiddle and mandolin. And Ronnie Reno guitar.
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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