The Way I Am (Merle Haggard album)

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The Way I Am
Studio album by Merle Haggard
Released April 1980
Genre Country
Length 34:37
Label MCA 3229
Producer Fuzzy Owen, Don Gant, Porter Wagoner
Merle Haggard chronology
Serving 190 Proof
The Way I Am
Back to the Barrooms
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (B+)[2]

The Way I Am is an album by American country singer Merle Haggard, released in 1980. The single "The Way I Am" reached number 2 on the Billboard Country Singles chart.


Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Way I Am" (Sonny Throckmorton) – 2:56
  2. "Sky-Bo" (Merle Haggard) – 3:32
  3. "No One to Sing For (But the Band)" (Haggard) – 3:34
  4. "Remember Me (I'm the One Who Loves You)" (Stuart Hamblen) – 3:00
  5. "Life's Just Not the Way It Used to Be" (Haggard) – 2:53
  6. "Wake Up" (Haggard) – 4:06
  7. "Where Have You Been" (Leona Williams) – 2:50
  8. "Take Me Back and Try Me One More Time" (Ernest Tubb) – 2:51
  9. "I'll Always Be Glad to Take You Back" (Tubb) – 3:19
  10. "It Makes No Difference Now" (Jimmie Davis, Floyd Tillman) – 3:08
  11. "It's Been So Long, Darlin'" (Tubb) – 3:01


  • Merle Haggard – lead guitar, vocals

Production notes[edit]

  • Produced by Porter Wagoner, Don Gant, Fuzzy Owen
  • Engineered by Russ Bracher

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 16