Merle Haggard is a country music icon, and it looks as if his sons are following in his footsteps. Ben Haggard played most of Merle’s shows with him for the last few years of his life, and continues to release music. Scott Haggard is releasing music, as well! Scott says on his official Facebook page, “his life and his career are tightly woven into the fabric of country music history and lore.”
Scott didn’t get a start on his career as early as he wanted. Due to the rough economy, he had to take a job as a truck driver for a while. But about ten years ago he was finally able to dedicate himself to his passion.
Since he started getting serious about country music, Scott has headlined with a number of country music greats like Mark Wills, Jeff Bates, and Charlie McCoy. Scott doesn’t write his own songs, but in a 2012 performance he wanted to pay tribute to his dad by covering Merle’s popular song “Silver Wings.”
There’s a whole lot of Merle in Scott’s voice, especially when he sings his dad’s song. They both have a little bit of rawness, and a whole lot of classic country style.
Watch this stunning performance of ‘Silver Wings’ in the video below! What did you think? Leave us a comment, we’d love to hear from you!
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