Merle Haggard and %u2018Okie From Muskogee,%u2019 the Hit That Helped and Hurt Him - The New York Times
- By the time Merle Haggard reached a certain age, it was clear that he had begun to fatigue of some choices, and songs, he made as a younger man. Chief among them was â€śOkie From Muskogee,â€ť the No. 1 hit from 1969 that, through one lens, sent his career into overdrive and, through another, was more damaging.â€śIt probably set it back about 40 years,â€ť Mr. Haggard told GQ in 2012.
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