Merle Haggard performs in El Dorado Today

Zoie Clift
 
Music legend Merle Haggard is set to perform in El Dorado today. The singer needs no introduction as his repertoire of
gritty songs span almost 60 years.
 
By the 1970s he was part of the growing ‘outlaw’
country movement and is known for developing the Bakersfield Sound. He released
an album this year: I Am what I Am.  Haggard performs at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium at 7
and doors open at 6. Haggard will also perform tomorrow in Fayetteville at the
Walton Arts Center.
 
Haggard receives the Kennedy Center Honors next month in Washington, D.C. He is one of five to get the award. The award ( which will be given by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton) recognizes an individual’s contribution to American culture. Other recipients include Paul McCartney, Oprah Winfrey, Broadway composer Jerry Herman, and director Bill T. Jones.  For more details on tickets for tonight’s show, check out Main Street El Dorado’s site at: www.mainstreeteldorado.org. 

 

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