It's All in the Game (Merle Haggard album)

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It's All in the Game
Studio album by Merle Haggard
Released 1984 (1984)
Genre Country
Length 29:53
Label Epic
Producer Ray Baker
Merle Haggard chronology
That's the Way Love Goes
It's All in the Game
Kern River

It's All in the Game is the 39th studio album by American country music artist Merle Haggard, released in 1984 by Epic Records. The album peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Let's Chase Each Other Around the Room" (Merle Haggard, Freddy Powers, Sheril Rodgers) – 2:48
  2. "A Place to Fall Apart" (Haggard, Willie Nelson, Powers) – 3:36 [with Janie Fricke]
  3. "It's All in the Game" (Charles Dawes, Carl Sigman) – 3:45
  4. "Little Hotel Room" (Powers) – 3:15
  5. "I Never Go Home Anymore" (Haggard) – 2:33
  6. "All I Want to Do Is Sing My Song" (Haggard, Powers) – 3:15
  7. "Natural High" (Powers) – 3:05
  8. "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 2:29
  9. "To All the Girls I've Loved Before" (Hal David, Albert Hammond) – 2:54
  10. "You Nearly Lose Your Mind" (Ernest Tubb) – 2:21

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
Canadian RPM Country Albums 6


  1. ^ "It's All in the Game Charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 15 February 2011. 
Preceded by
Major Moves
by Hank Williams, Jr.
Top Country Albums number-one album
September 22, 1984
Succeeded by
City of New Orleans
by Willie Nelson