MusicRow Launches First Podcast Episode With Merle Haggard


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MusicRow is launching a new podcast series with the first episode featuring an interview with Merle Haggard.

Sponsored by SunTrust Bank’s Sports & Entertainment Group, the MusicRow Podcast is hosted by Sherod Robertson, the publication’s owner and publisher. In the first installment, the iconic Country Music Hall of Fame member talks about his true feelings toward hippies, recalls his friendship with Johnny Cash, and reveals the first song he’d want a new fan to hear.

Asked where he gets his drive, Haggard replies, “I’ve got a young wife who actually loves me, who is in love with me. She is a full-time nurse and should have a degree in homeopathic methods of healing. She has kept me young at heart and, you know, if I just try a little bit, I feel really good and I give her all the credit. She has changed my life and she’s sobered me up and made me a worthwhile citizen.”

Also in the the podcast, longtime industry figure Hazel Smith explains Haggard’s towering presence in country music history.

Or click here to listen in iTunes.

About the MusicRow podcast:
From Nashville’s leading music industry trade publication, The MusicRow Podcast features in-depth conversations with artists and the key industry members behind their music. Hosted by MusicRow Magazine Publisher Sherod Robertson, the series offers unique perspectives from iconic legends and rising talent to key decision makers and gatekeepers in the Nashville music industry.



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