MARTY HAGGARD'S "TRIBUTE TO MY DAD, MERLE"
Marty Haggard is the son of Country Legend, Merle, who Marty considers "the best Country singer/songwriter ever". He was privileged to be part of his dad's career, having the opportunity to meet many Country Music greats. In 1986, Marty received the nomination as "Best New Male Vocalist" in Country Music. His love for his Dad's music inspired him to begin a project titled A Tribute To Merle Haggard "My Dad". In 2010, he cut the first album in his tribute consisting of 15 Hag classics. In 2010/2011 he performed the tribute at the Oak Ridge Boy's Theatre and Clay Cooper Theatre in Branson, Missouri. Marty has recorded a second Tribute album and is planning many more in the future. As Marty's song "Apple" states, "An Apple never falls too far from it's tree".