Merle Haggard’s Bluegrass CD Features Alison Krauss

Merle Haggard first bluegrass album, The Bluegrass Sessions, will feature Alison Krauss on a duet of “Mama’s Hungry Eyes.” Recorded in two days in Ricky Skaggs’ studio near Nashville, the album includes reworked versions of Haggard’s classics, some new songs, a medley of Jimmie Rodgers songs and a cover of the Delmore Brothers’ “Blues Stay Away From Me.” The project will be released Oct. 2 on McCoury Music, owned by bluegrass musician Del McCoury. Marty Stuart appears on guitar and mandolin and also contributes the CD’s liner notes.