Keep Movin' On

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Keep Movin' On
Studio album by Merle Haggard
Released April 1975
Recorded March, June, September and November 1974 at Columbia Recording Studio and Jack Clement Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Genre Country
Label Capitol
Producer Ken Nelson, Fuzzy Owen
Merle Haggard chronology
Merle Haggard Presents His 30th Album
Keep Movin' On
It's All in the Movies
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Keep Movin' On is the 21st studio album by American country singer Merle Haggard, released in 1975.[1] "Movin' On" was a full-length version of a song Haggard recorded as the theme song to the TV series "Movin' On"; "Kentucky Gambler" had been written by Dolly Parton. (Parton would in turn cover two of this album's songs: "You'll Always Be Special to Me", and "Life's Like Poetry".)

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Merle Haggard unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Movin' On"
  2. "Life's Like Poetry"
  3. "I've Got a Darlin' (For a Wife)" (Haggard, Ronnie Reno)
  4. "These Mem'ries We're Making Tonight"
  5. "You'll Always Be Special to Me"
  6. "September in Miami"
  7. "Always Wanting You"
  8. "Kentucky Gambler" (Dolly Parton)
  9. "Here in Frisco"
  10. "I've Got a Yearning"
  11. "Man's Gotta Give Up a Lot"


  • Merle Haggard – vocals, guitar
  • Roy Nichols – guitar, harmonica
  • Dave Kirby – guitar
  • Ronnie Reno – guitar
  • Norman Hamlet – pedal steel guitar, dobro
  • Chuck Berghofer – bass
  • Johnny Meeks – bass
  • Bob Moore – bass
  • James Tittle – bass
  • Biff Adam – drums
  • Johnny Gimble – fiddle
  • Tiny Moore – mandolin
  • Hargus "Pig" Robbins – piano, organ
  • Mark Yeary – piano
  • Don Merkham – saxophone
  • Dolly Parton - back ground vocals on Kentucky Gambler

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1975 Billboard Country albums 1
1975 Billboard Pop albums 129


  1. ^ a b Keep Movin' On at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-17.