Country and Western singer Merle Haggard gone but not forgotten

Merle Haggard (1937-2016) is gone from this world but his music will play on. His career spanned many years starting in the 1960’s and his many hits include:

  • “Mama Tried”
  • “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink”
  • “Okie from Muskogee”
  • “If We Make it Through December”
  • “Daddy Frank”
  • “Silver Wings”
  • “The Fighting Side of Me”
  • “Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Star”
  • “The Bottle Let Me Down” and
  • “Are the Good Times Really Over for Good”

    Freegal the free music service paid for by the Beauregard Parish Library has all of the above songs and more. You can use your 5 free downloads a week or use your free 3 daily (commercial-free) hours of streaming music. To see his full collection, just click on the Merle Haggard billboard on the Freegal website that says, "See the Collection".

    ✦On a side note: Anything labeled Explicit Content on Freegal has previously been accidentally blocked. It is now unblocked and Patrons can choose whatever they wish as it is the library’s policy to allow Patrons to choose what they think is suitable for themselves.