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The Austin Chronicle
Playback – Omnibus: Destination Unknownage 79 last Monday. The following day, country outlaw Freddy Powers passed from
Playback – Omnibus: Destination Unknown
The Austin Chronicle / Posted 5 hours ago
age 79 last Monday. The following day, country outlaw Freddy Powers passed from Parkinson's at 84. Guitarist and friend to Merle Haggard, Powers also lent his crafty songwriting to Ray Charles and George Jones, and co-hosted the late Austin Music... Read more
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TribLIVE
Personality Test: Chet VincentI could watch every time it appears on cable: Flying, but I love airport bars.
Personality Test: Chet Vincent
TribLIVE / Posted 8 hours ago
I could watch every time it appears on cable: Flying, but I love airport bars. The best concert I've seen: Bob Dylan and Merle Haggard at the Beacon Theater in NYC. Something I would do over if I could and why: Pick one: Pirates / Penguins /... Read more
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examiner.com
Scotty Moore, iconic guitarist for Elvis and many others passes away at his homead/publicity/broadcast/events agency, She worked with such artists as Tammy Wyn
Scotty Moore, iconic guitarist for Elvis and many others passes away at his home
examiner.com / Posted 10 hours ago
ad/publicity/broadcast/events agency, She worked with such artists as Tammy Wynette, Hank Williams, Jr., Ray Charles, Alabama, Merle Haggard, Glenn Ernest Tubb,and continues to work with the nation's best and new Country artists, events and v... Read more
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cmt.com
Dive Deep Into Eric Church's "Record Year"the generations as a singer’s singer, who has influenced many including Elvis C
Dive Deep Into Eric Church's "Record Year"
cmt.com / Posted yesterday
the generations as a singer’s singer, who has influenced many including Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, James Taylor and Merle Haggard. The textbook Country Music U.S.A. says of Jennings, “There has been no better singer in country music.”... Read more
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Billboard
Nashville Notes: Dan + Shay to Heat Up ABC Ice Skating Special; FGL's New Album Detailscomplications from Parkinson's disease. His credits include the George Jones si
Nashville Notes: Dan + Shay to Heat Up ABC Ice Skating Special; FGL's New Album Details
Billboard / Posted yesterday
complications from Parkinson's disease. His credits include the George Jones single "I Always Get Lucky With You" and the Merle Haggard successes "Natural High" and "Let's Chase Each Other Around the Room" … Artist manager Bill Ham died in his... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Good-bye Pat tributes, her reach beyond coaching, 2016's been a tough year for legendsever. (We'll go with "Run with the Horsemen" but we are biased.) Pat Conroy, a
Good-bye Pat tributes, her reach beyond coaching, 2016's been a tough year for legends
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted yesterday
ever. (We'll go with "Run with the Horsemen" but we are biased.) Pat Conroy, another Southern writer who touched so many. Merle Haggard, the beloved country music star. And if that's not bad enough, take the next step to this list of all-time... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Brandy Clark has Big Day; k.d. lang's trio scores highas a writer and singer of substance and insight. Big Day in a Small Town is ev
Brandy Clark has Big Day; k.d. lang's trio scores high
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
as a writer and singer of substance and insight. Big Day in a Small Town is even better. Like the work of Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard and newcomer Margo Price, Clark's gritty songs feel like lived-in, eyewitness reports. In "Homecoming Queen,"... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Live music returns to downtown Vernon for summerlive shows feature a mixture of original songs and a variety of covers, ranging
Live music returns to downtown Vernon for summer
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 2 days ago
live shows feature a mixture of original songs and a variety of covers, ranging from classic country artists (Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard) to present-day contemporary country artists (Jake Owen, Tim McGraw). While his playing style sometimes... Read more
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BC Local News
Live music returns to downtown Vernon for summerlive shows feature a mixture of original songs and a variety of covers, ranging
Live music returns to downtown Vernon for summer
BC Local News / Posted 2 days ago
live shows feature a mixture of original songs and a variety of covers, ranging from classic country artists (Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard) to present-day contemporary country artists (Jake Owen, Tim McGraw). While his playing style sometimes... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
Nocturnal Journal: On the Road ()of the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, CA talks about literary giant John
Nocturnal Journal: On the Road ()
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 3 days ago
of the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, CA talks about literary giant John Steinbeck and his relationship with his hometown; Dave then ventures to Redding, CA and Lulu’s Eating and Drinking Establishment, where Merle Haggard was... Read more
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North Platte Bulletin
Hunt, Pope wow the crowdfor big stars. He took time to do an acoustical set and play songs by a few ot
Hunt, Pope wow the crowd
North Platte Bulletin / Posted 3 days ago
for big stars. He took time to do an acoustical set and play songs by a few other artists, including a tribute to the late Merle Haggard. The intensity increased with each song and when Hunt performed “House Party,” the audience shouted out the... Read more
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The Austin Chronicle
The Good Times Ain't OverWestern landscapes hang in brazen defense of questionable taste. In the wings
The Good Times Ain't Over
The Austin Chronicle / Posted 5 days ago
Western landscapes hang in brazen defense of questionable taste. In the wings of the stage, Freddy Powers sits quietly as Merle Haggard steps out into the spotlight. Powers looks tired, his body rattling with a slight but constant tremor from the... Read more
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Arkansas Times
A Q&A with Dale Watsonto country music, or one of the worst. Yeah! I can say one of the best things
A Q&A with Dale Watson
Arkansas Times / Posted 6 days ago
to country music, or one of the worst. Yeah! I can say one of the best things ever to happen to country music is probably Merle Haggard. And the Grand Ole Opry. Worst thing ... well, it lost its identity. It got embarrassed to be country... Read more
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Billboard
Nashville Notes: Maddie & Tae's Tribute to Orlando Victims; Hot Chelle Rae Singer Goes CountryJennings and Willie Nelson, including "Always On My Mind," "Luckenbach, Texas,"
Nashville Notes: Maddie & Tae's Tribute to Orlando Victims; Hot Chelle Rae Singer Goes Country
Billboard / Posted 6 days ago
Jennings and Willie Nelson, including "Always On My Mind," "Luckenbach, Texas," "Pancho and Lefty" (pairing Nelson and Merle Haggard) and "Highwayman" (matching Jennings and Nelson with Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson). RADIO MOVERS &... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Country Songwriter Freddy Powers Dead at 84after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 84. The Seminole, Texas n
Country Songwriter Freddy Powers Dead at 84
Houston Chronicle / Posted 7 days ago
after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 84. The Seminole, Texas native penned a string of Number One hits for Merle Haggard in the Eighties, including "Let's Chase Each Other Around the Room," "A Place to Fall Apart" and "Natural... Read more
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Al.com
Vote for the greatest Southern musicians of all time: Alabama and Georgiatoo, like to bend genre labels. But the rockers take more cues from legends lik
Vote for the greatest Southern musicians of all time: Alabama and Georgia
Al.com / Posted 8 days ago
too, like to bend genre labels. But the rockers take more cues from legends like Led Zeppelin and David Bowie than, say, Merle Haggard. But both bands hail from beautiful but quieter cities—Alabama from Fort Payne and Alabama Shakes from... Read more
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examiner.com
Hank Williams, Jr.: More than a family traditionother artists. JB: You keep hearing reports that people are not buying albums
Hank Williams, Jr.: More than a family tradition
examiner.com / Posted 9 days ago
other artists. JB: You keep hearing reports that people are not buying albums anymore, but you, along with Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson have proven them wrong with charting high on the Billboard album charts. Why do you think... Read more
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Park Record
After 46 years, Asleep at the Wheel isn't ready to take a restthis music with Asleep at the Wheel."The album featured many guests including s
After 46 years, Asleep at the Wheel isn't ready to take a rest
Park Record / Posted 9 days ago
this music with Asleep at the Wheel."The album featured many guests including some of the old guard -- Lyle Lovett, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Del McCoury, Robert Earl Keen. Advertisement But it also featured new blood such as The Avett... Read more
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KECI Missoula
'Star Trek' actor Anton Yelchin dies in freak car accidenta star of both stage and screen who found fame on the sitcom "Everybody Loves R
'Star Trek' actor Anton Yelchin dies in freak car accident
KECI Missoula / Posted 10 days ago
a star of both stage and screen who found fame on the sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond." April 6: Country music icon Merle Haggard, 79. March 29: Actor James Noble, who played forgetful Gov. Eugene Gatling on the 1980s sitcom... Read more
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The Oklahoman
Inaugural G Fest continues in Muskogee, honors Merle Haggardact Old Crow Medicine Show headlined the opening night of G Fest. More than 80
Inaugural G Fest continues in Muskogee, honors Merle Haggard
The Oklahoman / Posted 11 days ago
act Old Crow Medicine Show headlined the opening night of G Fest. More than 80 bands will perform at the festival, and Merle Haggard originally topped the lineup before passing away in April. Old Crow Medicine Show frontman Ketch Secor sat in a... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Yonder Mountain String band to hit Kent Stagegroup’s vast catalog, as well as a slew of cover songs from artists that range
Yonder Mountain String band to hit Kent Stage
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 11 days ago
group’s vast catalog, as well as a slew of cover songs from artists that range from The Beatles and The Grateful Dead to Merle Haggard and The Misfits. Also on the list is the occasional live performance of the theme song from HBO’s “Game of... Read more
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News On 6 Tulsa
Swon Brothers Excited To Play Hometown At Muskogee’s G-Festas security guards and are both firefighters. Staats is about to be deployed wi
Swon Brothers Excited To Play Hometown At Muskogee’s G-Fest
News On 6 Tulsa / Posted 12 days ago
as security guards and are both firefighters. Staats is about to be deployed with the Army. G-Fest continues Saturday at noon with a special tribute to Merle Haggard, who was slated to be the headliner of the inaugural festival before his pa... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
"Orpheus Descending" is Ragged but Rightrunning's not the answer, but running's in my nature, and the part of me that k
"Orpheus Descending" is Ragged but Right
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 12 days ago
running's not the answer, but running's in my nature, and the part of me that keeps me moving on. — "The Running Kind," Merle Haggard."We`re under a lifelong sentence of solitary confinement inside our own lonely skins. — Orpheus Descending (AKA... Read more
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The Oklahoman
Old Crow Medicine Show lands in Oklahoma to honor Merle HaggardCrow Medicine Show performs live at the Muskogee festival. Frontman Ketch Secor
Old Crow Medicine Show lands in Oklahoma to honor Merle Haggard
The Oklahoman / Posted 12 days ago
Crow Medicine Show performs live at the Muskogee festival. Frontman Ketch Secor, center, paid tribute to Woody Guthrie and Merle Haggard during the set and covered songs from both artists. [Photo by Nathan Poppe, The Oklahoman] Tucked behind the... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Chattanooga’s Live Music Scene – Bill E. Payne Joins Merle HaggardMy brother, Bill E. Payne, passed away last night, so he joins fellow musicians
Chattanooga’s Live Music Scene – Bill E. Payne Joins Merle Haggard
The Chattanoogan / Posted 12 days ago
My brother, Bill E. Payne, passed away last night, so he joins fellow musicians Merle Haggard, Prince, Keith Emerson, and many more that have moved on to a greater place. Bill was a musician since he was a kid. He played the bass drum at Baylor in... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally freeon a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and e
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally free
The Record Searchlight / Posted 12 days ago
on a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and enjoyed the music of Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, had garnered a strong, positive reputation in the community, prompting the governor’s office to look at the... Read more
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The Advocate
Scott’s ‘Couchville Sessions’ album rings trueI always was.” He writes songs in the tradition of Willie Nelson, Kris Kristof
Scott’s ‘Couchville Sessions’ album rings true
The Advocate / Posted 13 days ago
I always was.” He writes songs in the tradition of Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and the recently passed Guy Clark and Merle Haggard. Scott’s songs are filled with truth, with stories of real people’s struggle. His songs don’t have anything to... Read more
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examiner.com
Oak Ridge Boy member Richard Sterban discusses faith and friendships in musicWhen you look at the Country Music Hall of Fame, and you look at people like El
Oak Ridge Boy member Richard Sterban discusses faith and friendships in music
examiner.com / Posted 13 days ago
When you look at the Country Music Hall of Fame, and you look at people like Elvis, Johnny Cash, George Jones, the late Merle Haggard, who recently passed away, for the Oak Ridge Boys to be a part of that family, and to even being mentioned in... Read more
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WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally freeon a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and e
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally free
WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth / Posted 13 days ago
on a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and enjoyed the music of Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, had garnered a strong, positive reputation in the community, prompting the governor’s office to look at the... Read more
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WKYC Cleveland
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally freeon a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and e
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally free
WKYC Cleveland / Posted 13 days ago
on a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and enjoyed the music of Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, had garnered a strong, positive reputation in the community, prompting the governor’s office to look at the... Read more
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WKYC Cleveland
Freedom for 'Shawshank fugitive'on a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and e
Freedom for 'Shawshank fugitive'
WKYC Cleveland / Posted 13 days ago
on a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and enjoyed the music of Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, had garnered a strong, positive reputation in the community, prompting the governor’s office to look at the... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Freedom for 'Shawshank fugitive'on a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and e
Freedom for 'Shawshank fugitive'
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 13 days ago
on a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and enjoyed the music of Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, had garnered a strong, positive reputation in the community, prompting the governor’s office to look at the... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally freeon a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and e
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally free
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 14 days ago
on a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and enjoyed the music of Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, had garnered a strong, positive reputation in the community, prompting the governor’s office to look at the... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally freeon a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and e
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally free
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 14 days ago
on a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and enjoyed the music of Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, had garnered a strong, positive reputation in the community, prompting the governor’s office to look at the... Read more
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First Coast News
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally freeon a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and e
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally free
First Coast News / Posted 14 days ago
on a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and enjoyed the music of Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, had garnered a strong, positive reputation in the community, prompting the governor’s office to look at the... Read more
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KGW Channel 8 Portland
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally freeon a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and e
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally free
KGW Channel 8 Portland / Posted 14 days ago
on a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and enjoyed the music of Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, had garnered a strong, positive reputation in the community, prompting the governor’s office to look at the... Read more
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KENS 5 San Antonio
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally freeon a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and e
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally free
KENS 5 San Antonio / Posted 14 days ago
on a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and enjoyed the music of Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, had garnered a strong, positive reputation in the community, prompting the governor’s office to look at the... Read more
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KTVB Boise
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally freeon a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and e
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally free
KTVB Boise / Posted 14 days ago
on a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and enjoyed the music of Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, had garnered a strong, positive reputation in the community, prompting the governor’s office to look at the... Read more
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5KSDK St. Louis
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally freeon a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and e
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally free
5KSDK St. Louis / Posted 14 days ago
on a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and enjoyed the music of Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, had garnered a strong, positive reputation in the community, prompting the governor’s office to look at the... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally freeon a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and e
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally free
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 14 days ago
on a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and enjoyed the music of Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, had garnered a strong, positive reputation in the community, prompting the governor’s office to look at the... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally freeon a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and e
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally free
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 14 days ago
on a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and enjoyed the music of Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, had garnered a strong, positive reputation in the community, prompting the governor’s office to look at the... Read more
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WCSH 6 Portland
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally freeon a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and e
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally free
WCSH 6 Portland / Posted 14 days ago
on a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and enjoyed the music of Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, had garnered a strong, positive reputation in the community, prompting the governor’s office to look at the... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally freeon a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and e
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally free
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted 14 days ago
on a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and enjoyed the music of Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, had garnered a strong, positive reputation in the community, prompting the governor’s office to look at the... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally freeon a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and e
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally free
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 14 days ago
on a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and enjoyed the music of Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, had garnered a strong, positive reputation in the community, prompting the governor’s office to look at the... Read more
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WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally freeon a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and e
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally free
WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans / Posted 14 days ago
on a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and enjoyed the music of Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, had garnered a strong, positive reputation in the community, prompting the governor’s office to look at the... Read more
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WLTX-TV Columbia
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally freeon a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and e
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally free
WLTX-TV Columbia / Posted 14 days ago
on a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and enjoyed the music of Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, had garnered a strong, positive reputation in the community, prompting the governor’s office to look at the... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally freeon a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and e
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally free
WLBZ Bangor / Posted 14 days ago
on a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and enjoyed the music of Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, had garnered a strong, positive reputation in the community, prompting the governor’s office to look at the... Read more
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13 WMAZ Macon
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally freeon a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and e
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally free
13 WMAZ Macon / Posted 14 days ago
on a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and enjoyed the music of Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, had garnered a strong, positive reputation in the community, prompting the governor’s office to look at the... Read more
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USA Today
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally freeon a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and e
After a life on the run, 'Shawshank fugitive' is finally free
USA Today / Posted 14 days ago
on a fugitive warrant. By then Freshwaters, who loved to play the guitar and enjoyed the music of Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, had garnered a strong, positive reputation in the community, prompting the governor’s office to look at the... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Music releases Sutherlandcountry music genre. During the 1990s, he stated listening to country music art
Music releases Sutherland
Barrie Examiner / Posted 14 days ago
country music genre. During the 1990s, he stated listening to country music artists such as Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. He liked their first-person approach to songwriting. “Picking that genre of music was... Read more
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