A Friend in California

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"A Friend in California"
Single by Merle Haggard
from the album A Friend in California
B-side "Mama's Prayers"
Released May 31, 1986
Genre Country
Length 3:20
Label Epic
Writer(s) Freddy Powers
Producer(s) Merle Haggard, Ron "Snake" Reynolds
Merle Haggard singles chronology
"I Had a Beautiful Time"
"A Friend in California"
"Out Among the Stars"

"A Friend in California" is a song written by Freddy Powers, and recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard. It was released in May 1986 as the second single and title track from the album A Friend in California. The song reached number 9 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 9
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 12


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 148. 

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