Noel Haggard and Ben Haggard are musicians and sons of the legendary country singer, Merle Haggard. In 2016, the two brothers released a cover of their father’s song “The Runnin’ Kind” as part of their album “The Haggard Legacy Series: Vol. 1”. The album was a tribute to their father’s legacy and included both covers of his iconic songs as well as original compositions.
“The Runnin’ Kind” is a classic Merle Haggard song that tells the story of a man who can’t stay in one place for too long. He’s always on the move, running from his past and constantly searching for something new. Noel and Ben’s rendition of the song pays homage to their father’s unique sound and style while adding their own touch to the classic tune. Their harmonies and instrumentation create a hauntingly beautiful melody that captures the essence of the original song.
In addition to “The Runnin’ Kind”, the album also features “All In The Movies”, another Merle Haggard classic. This song tells the tale of a man who falls in love with an actress on the big screen, only to realize that their relationship is just a fantasy. The lyrics are poignant and introspective, and Noel and Ben’s performance captures the bittersweet emotion of the song perfectly.
Overall, “The Haggard Legacy Series: Vol. 1” is a fitting tribute to Merle Haggard and his contribution to country music. Noel and Ben Haggard have inherited their father’s talent and passion for music, and their interpretation of his songs is both respectful and innovative. With this album, they not only pay homage to their father’s legacy but also establish themselves as formidable musicians in their own right.