Marty Haggard

Many consider Marty Haggard’s dad, Merle Haggard, as the greatest singer/songwriter ever.  Growing up, Marty was able to travel with his dad and witness the writing and recording of all his great songs.  He also had the opportunity to know many of the country greats like Bob Wills, Lefty Frizzell and Johnny Cash, just to name a few.  In 1979, Marty began touring with his own band, signing with Dimension Records in 1981.  From 1983 to 1985, Marty toured with his dad, playing guitar and singing harmony.  Marty signed with MTM Records in 1986 and released Trains Make Me Lonesome, which garnered a nomination as best new male vocalist.  Marty’s love for his dad and his music eventually inspired him to begin a new project, which he titled A Tribute to Merle Haggard “My Dad.”  In 2010, he recorded the first album of this project with a 15 song CD of Haggard classics.  In 2011, Marty released A Tribute to Merle Haggard “My Dad” Volume 2.  He then took the show on the road throughout the country plus Canada, Ireland, Scotland and England.  As Marty’s song Apple proclaims, “the apple never falls too far from its tree.”