Merle Haggard’s greatest hits mash-up from 1974 is a toe-tapping trip back in time

Merle squeezed the best out of four of his biggest hits and poured them into a three minute medley for his audience.

Merle started singing country music in the 1960s. By the 70s, he was a respected star. He sang in 1974 on “Pop! Goes the Country.”

He combined stanzas from four of his hit songs into the lively three-minute medley. He ended by singing his legendary signature song, “Okie from Muskogee.”

The crowd cheered when he sang. Singing a medley lets listeners hear all of Merle’s biggest hits without them having to choose a favorite tune.

Merle Haggard died on his birthday, April 6, in 2016. Toby Keith performed a memorial medley of different Merle Haggard hits a few months later.

Although the music was uplifting, the occasion was still sad. The audience remembered the legacy of Merle Haggard and how he contributed to country music.