Ben Haggard Covers Merle Haggard’s “Troubadour” [Video]

Ben Haggard Troubadour

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Ben Haggard grew up playing live music alongside his legendary father. Listen to Ben honor his late father with an incredible cover of Merle's "Troubadour."

Ben Haggard, 25, is the youngest of all Merle Haggard’s children and is helping to keep his father’s incredible legacy alive. His love for country music really ignited at the age of 15, when his father asked him to accompany him and his live band on stage as the lead guitarist.

Way back when

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“I was scared to death, worried about failing,” Ben told the Tennessean. “One of the first shows of the first tour we played the Ryman. I had terrible stage fright when I was younger.”

It looks like Ben overcame his fear and has since launched his own music career. On May 14th, 15th and 16th, Ben Haggard is set to join country music legend Kris Kristofferson for performances at Nashville’s Basement East.

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Listen to Ben’s epic cover of “Troubadour” below…

“Troubadour” Lyrics

Rhinestone guitar cases, honky tonks and Army bases
Trying to keep my name up there in lights
Learning chords and guitar rhythm
Singing blues and living with ’em
Doing every song old Hag can write
Troubadour, I’m a troubadour
Doing everybody’s favorite song
Troubadour, I’m a troubadour
I’m laying back and trying to come on strong
Got songs about the nitty gritty
Doing shows in every city
Warming up the crowd to some big star
I’ll always be a minor leaguer
Probably never get no bigger
I just love to play my old guitar
Troubadour, I’m a troubadour
Doing everybody’s favorite song
Troubadour, I’m a troubadour
I’m laying back and trying to come on strong
Troubadour, I’m a troubadour
Doing everybody’s favorite song
Troubadour, I’m a troubadour
I’m laying back and trying to come on strong
Be sure to listen to Merle’s original version!

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