1996 (Merle Haggard album)

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1996
Studio album by Merle Haggard
Released January 23, 1996
Recorded 1995
Genre Country
Length 32:05
Label Curb
Producer Lou Bradley, Abe Manuel, Jr., Merle Haggard
Merle Haggard chronology
1994
(1994)
1996
(1996)
If I Only Could Fly
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

1996 is an album by American country singer Merle Haggard, released in 1996. It was his last studio album on the Curb Records label, and was considered something of a return to form for Haggard despite poor sales.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sin City Blues" (Merle Haggard, Theresa Lane Haggard, Joe Manuel) – 2:28
  2. "No Time to Cry" (Iris Dement) – 4:25
  3. "Beer Can Hill" (Haggard, Abe Manuel, Jr.) – 3:16
  4. "Truck Drivers' Blues" (Haggard, Tim Howard) – 3:04
  5. "Too Many Highways" (Haggard, Max D. Barnes) – 2:59
  6. "Five Days a Week" (Haggard) – 2:13
  7. "Kids Get Lonesome Too" (Haggard, Lou Bradley) – 3:00
  8. "If Anyone Ought to Know" (Haggard, Bonnie Owens) – 3:03
  9. "Untanglin' My Mind" (Haggard, Clint Black) – 4:09
  10. "Winds of Change" (Haggard, Terry Hardesty) – 3:28

Personnel[edit]

  • Merle Haggard – vocals, guitar
  • Norm Hamlet – steel guitar, dobro
  • Biff Adams – drums
  • John Anderson – vocals
  • Dwight Yoakam – vocals
  • Buck Owens – vocals
  • Johnny Paycheck – vocals
  • Seymour Duncan – guitar
  • Eddie Curtis – bass
  • Iris DeMent – piano
  • Don Markham – trumpet, saxophone, penny whistle
  • Hilton Reed – guitar, bass, background vocals
  • Oleg Schramm – piano
  • Dawn Sears – background vocals
  • Leland Sklar – bass
  • Clint Strong – guitar
  • Bob Teague – vocals
  • Bobby Wood – electric piano
  • Mark Yeary – piano
  • Terry Hardesty – guitar
  • Tim Howard – guitar
  • Abe Manuel, Jr. – guitar, fiddle, percussion, accordion, harmony vocals
  • Joe Manuel – guitar, background vocals
  • Jim Belkins – violin

Production notes:

  • Lou Bradley – producer, engineer
  • Merle Haggard – producer
  • Abe Manuel, Jr. – producer

References[edit]