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1994Country's favorite vagrant, Merle Haggard has been sounding pretty vacant for the last decade, but on 1994 he comes up with a...1994CountryCountry's favorite vagrant, Merle Haggard has been sounding pretty vacant for the last decade, but on 1994 he comes up with a...1994-06-24
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1994

Genre: Country; Lead Performer: Merle Haggard; Producer (group): Curb; Status: In Season

Country’s favorite vagrant, Merle Haggard has been sounding pretty vacant for the last decade, but on 1994 he comes up with a surprisingly energetic album that resuscitates his creative muse. From a portrait of the failed farmer (”In My Next Life”) to the country-jazz ”What’s New in New York City,” Haggard shows the kind of spunk that suggests it’ll take more than a long dry spell to count this Okie out. B

Originally posted June 24 1994 — 12:00 AM EDT

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