Merle Haggard

Bakersfield stars The Buckaroos, Don Rich reissued by Omnivore

In its continuing mission to promote the Bakersfield country legacy of Buck Owens and the Buckaroos featuring Don Rich, Omnivore Recordings will issue two collections that spotlight the town’s most storied musicians: Don Rich’s That Fiddlin’ Man from 1971, and the all-instrumental The Buckaroos Play Buck and Merle, which marries the 1965 LP The Buck Owens Songbook and 1971’s The Songs of Merle Haggard.

Merle Haggard and Marty Stuart Wrap Filming

American music treasure Merle Haggard paid a visit to RFD-TV studios in Nashville recently to help Marty Stuart wrap up Season 5 of his hit RFD-TV series, The Marty Stuart Show.  The half hour musical variety program is broadcast on Rural Media Group’s network, RFD-TV, as part of its highly-rated Saturday Night Music Row block of music and variety entertainment.  The season finale, featuring Merle Haggard, is slated to air on Saturday, June 29.