The Bluegrass Sessions (Merle Haggard album)

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The Bluegrass Sessions
Studio album by Merle Haggard
Released October 2, 2007
Genre Bluegrass
Label McCoury Music
Hag Records
Producer Ronnie Reno
Merle Haggard chronology
A Working Man's Journey
(2007)
The Bluegrass Sessions
(2007)
I Am What I Am
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Freight Train Boogie 4/5 stars [2]

The Bluegrass Sessions is an album by American country music singer and songwriter Merle Haggard. This album was released on October 2, 2007 on the McCoury Music and Hag Records.

The bulk of the album was cut live in the studio in one day, with very little overdubbing. Guests include Alison Krauss, Marty Stuart and dobro virtuso Rob Ickes.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Merle Haggard except where noted.
  1. Runaway Momma – 3:49
  2. Pray – 2:53
  3. What Happened? – 3:42
  4. Jimmie Rodgers Blues – 4:17
  5. Learning to Live with Myself – 4:09
  6. Mama's Hungry Eyes (with Alison Krauss) – 3:37
  7. I Wonder Where To Find You – 2:54
  8. Holding Things Together – 3:25
  9. Big City (Haggard/Dean Holloway) – 3:38
  10. Momma's Prayers – 4:08
  11. Wouldn't That Be Something (Haggard, Freddy Powers) – 3:28
  12. Blues Stay Away From Me (Alton Delmore, Rabon Delmore, Henry Glover, Wayne Raney) – 3:45

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 43
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums 34

Personnel[edit]

  • John Caldwell – Engineer
  • Charlie Cushman – Banjo, Guitar
  • Randy Garrett – Cover Illustration
  • Lee Groitzsch – Engineer, Mixing
  • Merle Haggard – Guitar, Vocals
  • Aubrey Haynie – Fiddle
  • Rob Ickes – Dobro, Slide Guitar
  • Ben Isaacs – Upright Bass
  • Carl Jackson – Guitar, Tenor Vocal, Vocal Arrangement, Vocal Producer
  • Scott Joss – Fiddle
  • Alison Krauss – Vocals
  • Brenda McClearen – Photography
  • Teeroy Morris – Graphic Design
  • Ronnie Reno – Producer, Mixing
  • Marty Stuart – Guitar, Mandolin

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