Merle and his band the Strangers' show at Philadelphia's Civic Centre on 14 February 1970 became a gold-selling, No. 1 live album.
You may know every lyric to your favourite songs, but do you know who wrote them? Here are just a few of the secret songwriters behind the greatest hits.
On 28 December 1963, signed to the small Tally label, Haggard entered the country countdown for the first time with 'Sing A Sad Song'.
Country trailblazer Lynn's self-composed song eloquently exposed the hypocrisy often shown to divorced women.
The Andersson-Ulvaeus composition 'Money Money Money' took about a year to make the US chart, and then failed to make the top 40 there.
A selection of pithy and poignant quotations from the career of a founding father of rock’n’roll.
reDiscover the Merle Haggard album from which title song was recognised by the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1999: his seventh studio LP, ‘Mama Tried.'
Described by Merle Haggard as a song “about people who were not being noticed”, ‘Okie From Muskogee’ “still speaks to conditions going on in this world”.
A tribute to the famed Nashville institution that's as old as what we call country music itself.
The song was written by the group's Grammy-nominated frontman Jaren Johnston and drummer Neil Mason with Josh Dunne.
Released on 7 August 1962, 'Sentimentally Yours' was Patsy Cline's last album to be issued during her lifetime and remains pure country magic
The best musical interpretations of the lawless couple, in country, hip-hop and more.
The Hag's seventh No. 1 featured such great players as James Burton and Jim Gordon.
The master of the country fiddle played with Bob Wills' Texas Playboys and many others.
The day the Texas Troubadour's fortunes changed forever.