Pride in What I Am

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Pride in What I Am
Studio album by Merle Haggard
Released February 3, 1969
Recorded June and August 1968, Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA
Genre Country
Label Capitol ST-168
Producer Ken Nelson
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Pride in What I Am is an album by American country singer Merle Haggard, released in 1969.


Track listing[edit]

All songs by Merle Haggard unless otherwise noted.

  1. "I Take a Lot of Pride in What I Am"
  2. "Who'll Buy the Wine" (Billy Mize)
  3. "The Day the Rains Came"
  4. "It Meant Goodbye to Me (When You Said Hello to Him)" (Lefty Frizzell, Abe Mulkey)
  5. "I Can't Hold Myself in Line"
  6. "I'm Bringin' Home Good News"
  7. "Keep Me from Cryin' Today"
  8. "I Just Want to Look at You One More Time"
  9. "Somewhere on Skid Row" (Red Simpson)
  10. "I'm Free" (Leon Copeland)
  11. "California Blues [Blue Yodel No. 4]" (Jimmie Rodgers)
  12. "I Think We're Livin' in the Good Old Days" (Dean Holloway, Red Simpson)


  • Merle Haggard – vocals, guitar
  • James Burton – guitar
  • Roy Nichols – guitar, harmonica
  • Lewis Talley – guitar
  • Norman Hamlet – pedal steel guitar, dobro, banjo
  • George French – piano
  • Bob Morris – bass
  • Leon Copeland – bass
  • Eddie Burris – drums
  • Roy Huskey – drums
  • Bonnie Owens – harmony vocals

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1969 Billboard Country albums 11
1969 Billboard Pop albums 189