Like Father, Like Son
August 7, 2018
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Like Father, Like Son

PHOTO: Haggard will pay tribute to his late father at the DeKalb Theatre in Fort Payne on Friday, August 10. (Marty Haggard Music | Facebook)

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Marty Haggard, son of country music legend Merle Haggard, will pay tribute to his father through stories and songs at the DeKalb Theatre in Fort Payne this weekend. The show will be held from 7pm to 9pm on Friday, August 10.

Marty began touring with his own band in 1979 before signing with Dimension Records in 1981. He toured with his father in the early 1980s before signing to MTM Records in 1986 and releasing Trains Make Me Lonesome. Beginning in 1999, Marty began writing and performing spiritual songs. For ten years, he traveled to churches across the United States sharing his gifts and proclaiming the Word of God.

He has recorded two tribute albums to his father, who passed away in 2016. Marty began the “My Dad” project in 2010, an album that consisted of 15 of his father’s classics. A year later, he recorded a second tribute album.

Enjoy a night of true country music at the DeKalb Theatre in downtown Fort Payne this weekend! Tickets are $25 advance for general admission and $30 at the door on the day of the show.

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