Haggard & Haggard – Ben & Noel Tribute to our Father*
Haggard & Jones*
Ben & Noel Haggard-The Haggard Brothers, Sons of the Late Country Music Legend Merle Ben Haggard.
Ben is Merle’s youngest son. Ben began playing with the strangers at the age of 15 and toured with his father Merle Haggard playing lead guitar. Since the death of his father, now, at 23, Ben tours with his brother Noel and The Strangers finishing his father’s dates. Ben’s largest influences include Roy Nichols, Reggie Young, James Burton, Grady Martin and of course his father, Merle.
Noel Haggard got a record deal with Atlantic Records and released his debut album, One Lifetime, in 1997. The album produced two singles, both of which peaked at No. 75 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. His first single, “Once You Learn,” also peaked at No. 72 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada. His second single, “Tell Me Something Bad About Tulsa,” was covered by George Strait on his 2003 album Honkytonkville. Strait’s version of the song peaked at No. 11 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.