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
Unforgettable
(2004)
Chicago Wind
(2005)
Kickin' Out the Footlights...Again
(2006)

Chicago Wind is an album by American country singer and songwriter Merle Haggard, released in 2005. It peaked at number 54 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.[1] A video was made for the track "America First".

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (***) [2]
Freight Train Boogie 3.5/5 stars [3]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic praised the album, writing "Chicago Wind is not the rough and rowdy honky tonk album some fans have been hankering for, but it is a poetic, thoughtful and empathic one that once more displays why Merle Haggard is the living king of country music."[1]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Jurek, Thom. "Chicago Wind > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Chicago Wind > Review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved February 22, 2015. 
  3. ^ Freight Train Boogie review