Audium Will Release Haggard Publishing Demos

Merle Haggard: The Peer Sessions (Audium), Haggard’s recordings of 12 songs from the historic peermusic publishing catalog, hits record stores May 21. Recorded over three years, the album features songs written by Jimmie Rodgers, ex-Louisiana Gov. Jimmie Davis, Floyd Tillman and Tommy Duncan. Haggard and Country Music Hall of Fame member Roy Horton co-produced for Peer-Southern Productions. Recording took place at Tally Studios in Palo Cedro, Calif., and at Bradley’s Barn in Mt. Juliet, Tenn. Musicians included the late Owen Bradley, Buddy Spicher, Hargus “Pig” Robbins, Charlie McCoy, Buddy Harman and Redd Volkaert, among others. Among the songs on the set are “Peach Pickin’ Time in Georgia,” “Miss the Mississippi and You,” “It Makes No Difference Now,” “Whippin’ That Old T.B.,” “I Love You So Much It Hurts” and “Time Changes Everything.” 04/11/02