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Music Icon Merle Haggard Releases New Album ‘I Am What I Am’ via AirPlay Direct

Posted on April 22, 2010

Debut Release for Vanguard Records Presents Legendary Singer and Songwriter at the Top of His Craft

NASHVILLE, TN (April 21, 2010) – AirPlay Direct is pleased to present I Am What I Am, from legendary music icon, Merle Haggard, for immediate radio download.

California country music legend Merle Haggard's debut Vanguard release I Am What I Am bristles with all the arresting qualities for which this unrivaled artist is prized. Every song is imbued with the near alchemical power of his dazzling vocal performances, and Haggard’s interpretive mastery and unmatched phrasing continues to bring on impressive measures of sensitivity, candor and authority. Never conventional, often confrontational, always outspoken, the 72 year old Haggard remains as aggressively bent on revealing unspoken truths as ever.

The 12 songs which comprise I Am What I Am present Merle Haggard at his vintage best. Recorded in his Northern California studio with his longtime band, “The Strangers,” the album is already receiving major national attention. Early press confirms include CBS “Sunday Morning,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” New York Times, Rolling Stone, Country Weekly and People magazine, among others.

Radio broadcasters may download broadcast quality tracks from Merle Haggard, I Am What I Am here: http://airplaydirect.com/music/merlehaggard2010

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