This Clip of Johnny Cash Singing Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried” Is Truly a Standout

How Johnny Cash Led Merle Haggard To Redemption 

After getting out of prison, Merle Haggard was determined to follow Johnny Cash’s footsteps. And after a few short years, he managed to launch a successful career in country music.

Haggard went on becoming extremely close friends with Cash, too. He admitted the country legend helped him in any way, shape, or form necessary. And their great friendship is evident in Cash’s cover of “Mama Tried” – one of Haggard’s most iconic songs, which was based on his own life and time in prison.

You can watch it in the video below. We’re pretty sure Haggard felt tremendously honored listening to his good friend giving justice to his song that became the cornerstone of his storied career.

Read Also: The Truth Behind Merle Haggard’s Time In Prison

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