Back to the Barrooms

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Back to the Barrooms
Studio album by Merle Haggard
Released October 10, 1980
Recorded June 1980, Nashville, TN
Genre Country
Length 35:34
Label MCA 5139
Producer Jimmy Bowen
Merle Haggard chronology
The Way I Am
Back to the Barrooms
Songs for the Mama That Tried
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Back to the Barrooms is the 31st studio album by American country singer Merle Haggard, released in October 1980. The album's first single, "Misery and Gin", reached the top-ten on the U.S. country singles chart in late 1980; it also appeared in the soundtrack to the film Bronco Billy, in which Haggard had a cameo role, appearing as himself.


  • Back to the Barrooms was reissued by MCA combined with The Way I Am. The reissue is out of print.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Misery and Gin" (John Durrill, Snuff Garrett) – 2:50
  2. "Back to the Barrooms Again" (Merle Haggard, Dave Kirby) – 2:34
  3. "Make-Up and Faded Blue Jeans" (Haggard) – 4:05
  4. "Ever-Changing Woman" (Dave Kirby, Curly Putman) – 2:28
  5. "Easy Come, Easy Go" (Ian Sutherland) – 3:32
  6. "I Don't Want to Sober Up Tonight" (Haggard) – 3:30
  7. "Can't Break the Habit" (Haggard, Leona Williams) – 3:04
  8. "Our Paths May Never Cross" (Haggard) – 2:44
  9. "I Don't Have Any More Love Songs" (Hank Williams, Jr.) – 3:04
  10. "Leonard" (Haggard) – 3:39
  11. "I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink" (Haggard) – 4:31


Production notes[edit]

  • Produced by Jimmy Bowen, Snuff Garrett
  • Engineered by Grover Helsley, Jimmy Bowen, Ron Treat

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 8