In a rebroadcast from Nov. 16, 2013, Louie talks with David Cantwell, author of "Merle Haggard: The Running Kind." Cantwell talks about how country incorporated rock & pop that allowed musicians to communicate with their listeners, and how Merle Haggard used that blend to entrance his listeners. Cantwell also talks about how country music has evolved over the years, an evolution that is oftentimes controversial. Cantwell reads the introduction to the book, "Merle Haggard: The Running Kind."
Aired Jan. 4, 2014.