Merle Haggard’s hit ‘Mama Tried’ reaches number 1 on country charts in 1968.

On August 31st of 1968, Haggard celebrated the success of this prison themed single.

It would later become one of the worlds most recognizable songs when it comes to Classic Country Music.

This along with many other number 1 singles in Haggards career, would lead to a huge career unfortunately ending in 2015.

You can also check out Toby Keith’s tribute to Haggard at the Grand Ole Opry here.

After 48 years, the legend of this song is still influencing the newer Country Artists coming up today.

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