Chicago Wind

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This article is about the Merle Haggard album. For the former American football team, see Chicago Winds.
Chicago Wind
Studio album by Merle Haggard
Released October 25, 2005
Genre Country
Length 40:46
Label Capitol Records Nashville
Producer Mike Post
Jimmy Bowen
Merle Haggard chronology
I Wish I Was Santa Claus
(2004)
Chicago Wind
(2005)
Kickin' Out the Footlights...Again
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (***) [2]
Freight Train Boogie 3.5/5 stars [3]

Chicago Wind is an album by American country singer and songwriter Merle Haggard. This album was released on October 25, 2005 on the Capitol Nashville label. It peaked at number 54 on the Billboard Top Country Album charts. A video was made for the track "America First."

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Merle Haggard; except where indicated

  1. "Chicago Wind" – 4:08
  2. "Where's All the Freedom" – 3:22
  3. "White Man Singin' the Blues" – 3:47
  4. "Leavin's Not the Only Way to Go" (Roger Miller) – 3:38
  5. "What I've Been Meaning to Say" – 2:36
  6. "Mexico" – 3:11
  7. "Honky Tonk Man" (Dewayne Blackwell) – 3:04
  8. "America First" – 2:43
  9. "It Always Will Be" (Willie Nelson) – 4:01
  10. "I Still Can't Say Goodbye" (Robert Blinn, James Moore) – 3:38
  11. "Some of Us Fly" (with Toby Keith) – 6:38

Personnel[edit]

  • Merle Haggard – vocals, guitar
  • Thom Bresh – acoustic guitar
  • Doug Colosio – keyboards
  • Shannon Forrest – drums
  • Scott Joss – fiddle, mandolin
  • Leland Sklar – bass
  • Don Markham – trumpet
  • Brent Mason – electric guitar
  • Alti Ovarsson – piano
  • Herb Pedersen – banjo, background vocals
  • Mike Post – guitar, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer
  • Michael Rhodes – bass
  • John "4 Daddman" Robinson – drums
  • Billy Joe Walker, Jr. – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Biff Watson – acoustic guitar
  • Gabe Witcher – fiddle
  • Reggie Young – electric guitar

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 54

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