Haggard to perform in Belen

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Haggard’s life and career are tightly woven into the fabric of country music history, and has a haunting resemblance to his father, the ultimate stylist, Merle Haggard.

Both share that raw, forlorn quality that is essential to the interpretation of traditional country themes, conveying the deepest emotion of every lyric.

While still just a teenager, Haggard had a very deep interest in music, always playing his guitar and singing. As he grew up, he learned several other instruments including drums, saxophone, and along with his guitar, continued to develop his craft.

Listening to his dad’s music gave him inspiration to write his own songs.

He wrote and recorded his own composition “Living In The Shadow Of Merle,” which was released on his debut CD.

“I love my music and performing,” Haggard said. “I am working hard to build my career, doing it my own way! I am very blessed to have the support of my wife, my family and my friends as I continue on my musical journey.

“I look forward to the great opportunities ahead of me and traveling around meeting new people and sharing with them my own brand of real country music, carrying on in the family tradition.”