Movin' On (Merle Haggard song)

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"Movin' On"
Single by Merle Haggard
from the album Keep Movin' On
B-side "Here in Frisco"
Released May 12, 1975
Format 7"
Recorded 1975
Genre Country, truck-driving country
Length 2:16
Label Capitol 3746
Writer(s) Merle Haggard
Producer(s) Fuzzy Owen
Merle Haggard singles chronology
"Always Wanting You"
(1975)
"Movin' On"
(1975)
"It's All in the Movies"
(1975)

"Movin' On" is a song written and recorded by American country music singer Merle Haggard. It was released in May 1975 as the third single and partial title track from the album Keep Movin' On. Originally, it was the theme song to the 1974-1976 NBC-TV series of the same name and references the lead characters of the series, Sonny Pruitt and Will Chandler, by name. A full-length version of the song was released as a single in 1975, and it topped the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart that July.[1]

In addition to serving as the main theme to Movin' On, the song was among many in country music to pay homage to the American over-the-road truck driver. It should not be confused with the country standard "I'm Moving On" by Hank Snow.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1975) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 15

Personnel[edit]

  • Guitar: Roy Nichols, Ronnie Reno
  • Bass: Johnny Meeks
  • Drums: Biff Adam.
  • Dobro: Norman Hamlet

Sources[edit]

  • Roland, Tom, The Billboard Book of Number One Country Hits (Billboard Books, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1991 (ISBN 0-82-307553-2)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 147. 
  2. ^ "Merle Haggard – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Merle Haggard.
Preceded by
"Lizzie and the Rainman" by Tanya Tucker
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

July 12, 1975
Succeeded by
"Touch the Hand" by Conway Twitty