Merle began running away. His younger brother, David Frizzellis also a country singer. The way he answered his questions, you know? March 20, My blood pressure is one hundred eighteen over seventy-eight.
I mentioned reading a recent complaint by Hazel Smith, a chirpy, generally benevolent gossip columnist in Country Musicthat Merle sang what he wanted to sing, instead of his hits.
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I was lucky that way—both Fuzzy Owen and Ken Nelsen, who produced me, let me have more or less a free hand. He wanted to lay down another voice track. As to most anything that would disturb the Southern Baptists—I should keep that private, but it is something I would make sure leaks out. Merle also has a recording studio attached to the house.