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Who Merle Haggard and the Strangers
What Country legend Merle Haggard plans Modesto show
When April 4, 2008
Where Modesto, CA

Country music legend Merle Haggard will return to Modesto for a special show April 4 at the Gallo Center for the Arts.

The singer of "Okie From Muskogee," "The Fightin' Side of Me" and "Mama Tried" has amassed some 40 No. 1 country hits in his more than 40-year career.

The Bakersfield native also has Northern San Joaquin Valley roots. As a boy, he spent summers in Hughson working for his aunt and uncle. He last played Modesto in February 2004 at the State Theatre.

The Country Music Hall of Fame inductee is also a Grammy winner with 19 Academy of Country Music Awards and six Country Music Association Awards. The Gallo Center show will include his band, the Strangers, and begin at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $55 to $105 and go on sale today. Call (209) 338-2100 or visit the Gallo Center ticket office, 1000 I St in downtown Modesto, California.

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Contact Gallo Center for the Arts
Modesto Bee
info@galloarts.org (209) 338-2100


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