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"Freddy Powers is my close friend, probably my closest in the music business. He's my buddy, and we wrote a lot of songs together. He's a great rhythm guitar player and he knows a million songs."
~ MERLE HAGGARD
FREDDY POWERS - LIKE A MOVIE STAR
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Freddy D Powers
Publishing & PRO:
Air Fred Music, BMI
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This album was co-produced by Merle Haggard and Freddy Powers and recorded at Merle Haggard's studio in Redding, California in 2003.
Freddy Powers co-produced, sang, and played guitar on Willie Nelson's platinum album, "Somewhere Over The Rainbow." Freddy also co-produced and played guitar on Merle Haggard's "Cry Me A River" album.
"MY GREAT ESCAPE"
This album was co-produced by Merle Haggard and Freddy Powers and recorded at Merle Haggard's studio in Redding, California in 2003. Merle joins Freddy on this album and sings a couple of duets with him. "Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn" (written by Freddy) is the tale of Powers' and Haggard's "boat-life days" also known as "The Spree of '83." Merle and Freddy co-wrote "Wild Party Blues" another "tribute" to a wild time in their younger years.
"My Great Escape" was recorded with four members of Merle Haggard's band, The Stangers, including Kevin Williams (bass), Scotty Joss (fiddle),Jeff Ingram (drums) and Doug Colosio (piano). Django Porter is featured on lead guitar. "Big Kenny" Alphin and John Rich of "Big and Rich" sing harmony vocals.
FREDDY POWERS - BIOGRAPHY
Freddy Powers was born in Duncan, Oklahoma and raised in Seminole, Texas. He has received numerous BMI and CMA Awards including CMA's Triple Play Award for writing three number one songs in a twelve month period.
Freddy's songs have been recorded by many artists including, George Jones, Ray Charles, Janie Frickie, The Wilburn Brothers and over thirty recorded songs by Merle Haggard including the hits, "Natural High," "Let's Chase Each Other Around The Room Tonight," "I Always Get Lucky With You," "A Friend in California" and "Looking For A Place To Fall Apart."