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Marty Haggard Set to Perform at James Burton & Friends Foundation Event at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on November 12

Nov 8 | Posted by: Third Coast Talent

Nashville, Tenn. – On Tuesday, November 12th, Marty Haggard will join Steve Cropper along with legendary musicians Brian May (Queen), Joe Walsh (The Eagles), Sammy Hagar, Mickey Dolenz (The Monkees), Jason Scheff (longtime lead vocalist of Chicago), Paul Shaffer (The Late Show with David Letterman) and more at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center for James Burton and Friends — a historic concert event benefiting the James Burton Foundation.Proceeds from the show will benefit the James Burton Foundation by helping give the gift of music and guitars to school programs, hospitals for children and veterans groups nationwide.

For tickets and more information, visit nashvillesymphony.org/jamesburton.

A limited number of tax-deductible VIP tickets are also available, which include a premium seating and an exclusive Meet & Greet with the performers. VIP tickets are available exclusively through the James Burton Foundation at (318) 424-5000 or jamesburtonfest@aol.com.

About Marty Haggard: 

Marty was born and raised in Bakersfield, California. Of course, everyone knows 
his Dad, Merle Haggard. Marty considers his dad the greatest singer/songwriter 
ever and I’m sure a lot of people agree with that. Growing up, Marty was able to 
travel with his dad and witness the writing and recording of all his great songs. He 
also had the opportunity to know many of the country greats, like Bob Wills, Lefty 
Frizzell, and Johnny Cash, just to name a few. 
It’s obvious Marty was influenced by the legendary artists and their music while 
traveling with his dad. In 1979, Marty began touring with his own band, signing 
with Dimension Records in 1981. From 1983 to 1985, Marty toured with his dad, 
playing guitar and singing harmony. Marty signed with MTM Records in 1986 and 
released Trains Make Me Lonesome, which garnered him a nomination as best 
new male vocalist. Marty signed with Critique/BMG in 1995 and after some time 
decided to leave the Nashville lifestyle behind.
In 1999, Marty began writing and singing spiritual songs inspired by his life spent 
with his Grandma Haggard after his mom and dad were divorced. There were also 
many struggles growing up the son of such a famous father. For the next ten years, 
Marty traveled the country with his wife and son, not as a preacher, but just to sing 
and proclaim his love and personal relationship with Jesus. He still found time to 
go back to his roots and play country venues, also.
Marty’s love for his dad and his music eventually inspired him to begin a new 
project, which he titled, A Tribute to Merle Haggard “My Dad”. In 2010, he 
recorded the first album of this project with a 15-song CD of Hag classics. This led 
to a tribute show in Branson, Mo, where he performed for two years. In 2011, Marty 
released A Tribute to Merle Haggard “My Dad", VolumeTwo. He then took the show 
on the road throughout the country, as well as Canada, Ireland, Scotland and 
England.  Marty now travels a little less, but still performs in many parts of the USA.
As Marty’s song, Apple, proclaims, “the apple never falls too far from its tree". 


About James Burton:
James Burton has played on countless #1 recordings, and created some of the most influential guitar riffs in popular music. Named one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time by Rolling Stone, Elvis Costello says that Burton is one of a few players who musicians almost always call "legendary," and Pete Townsend says that Burton is probably the most important guitar player in American music. In 1953, at age 14, Burton recorded "Susie Q" with Dale Hawkins. Burton wrote the music and Hawkins wrote the lyrics. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame includes "Susie Q" in the 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. In addition to Rick Nelson (1958–1965) and Elvis Presley (1969–1977), top entertainers have sought his services for studio recordings and live performances. They include: Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Brad Paisley, Elvis Costello, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, John Denver, The Beach Boys, The Everly Brothers, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Dean Martin, Emmylou Harris, George Jones, Gram Parsons, Albert Lee, Chet Atkins, Travis Tritt, Ray Charles, Sonny and Cher, Herb Alpert, Simon and Garfunkel, The Righteous Brothers, The Mamas and The Papas, Johnny Rivers, Andy Williams, Judy Collins, Linda Ronstadt, The Monkees, and many others. James Burton continues to perform, and is in constant demand all over the world. The GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist's extensive achievements include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Musicians Hall of Fame, Rockabilly Hall of Fame, Hollywood Rock Walk, Fender Hall of Fame, Walk of Stars (Shreveport, La.), Southern Legends and Entertainment Performing Artists Hall of Fame, and much more.


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