Working in Tennessee

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Working in Tennessee
Studio album by Merle Haggard
Released October 4, 2011
Genre Country
Length 35:06
Label Vanguard
Producer Lou Bradley
Merle Haggard
Merle Haggard chronology
I Am What I Am
'''Working in Tennessee'''
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (A–)[2]
Spin 6/10 stars[3]

Working in Tennessee is a studio album by American country music artist Merle Haggard. It was released on October 4, 2011 by Vanguard Records. This is also the second Merle Haggard album released by Vanguard Records, the first being I Am What I Am. Spin writes of the style, "Working in Tennessee glides along on its Bakersfield groove with the greatest of ease, despite the album's title."

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Working in Tennessee"   Merle Haggard 2:22
2. "Down on the Houseboat"   M. Haggard, Theresa Haggard, Doug Colosio 2:52
3. "Cocaine Blues"   T. J. Arnall 3:18
4. "What I Hate"   M. Haggard 3:51
5. "Sometimes I Dream"   M. Haggard, Jenessa Haggard 2:44
6. "Under the Bridge"   M. Haggard, T. Haggard 3:01
7. "Too Much Boogie Woogie"   M. Haggard 2:52
8. "Truck Driver's Blues"   M. Haggard, Tim Howard 2:55
9. "Laugh It Off"   M. Haggard, T. Haggard, Colosio 3:52
10. "Working Man Blues" (with Willie Nelson and Ben Haggard) M. Haggard 4:09
11. "Jackson" (with Theresa Haggard) Billy Edd Wheeler, Jerry Leiber 3:10

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 30
U.S. Billboard 200 155
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums 25


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Working in Tennessee review". Allmusic. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (October 4, 2011). "Emperor X/Merle Haggard". MSN Music. Microsoft. Retrieved 2011-10-06. 
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