When Merle Haggard sang the stellar ‘I Am What I Am’ on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Merle Haggard’s unflinching ballad “I Am What I Am” as performed on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” is thoroughly reviewed along with a dozen photos and videos. The legendary 77-year-old Bakersfield, California, bearded troubadour is seen possessing the supreme cool factor in dark sunglasses on June 29, 2014. Image Credit: Merle Haggard’s official Twitter

Late country music extraordinaire Merle Haggard made a rare appearance on late night television when he stopped by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to support I Am What I Am on February 8, 2011. Making his third and final appearance on the pre-eminent NBC talk show — no more late night appearances on any network were forthcoming besides an…

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Jeremy Roberts

Jeremy Roberts

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Retro pop culture interviews & lovin’ something fierce sustain this University of Georgia Master of Agricultural Leadership alum. Email: jeremylr@windstream.net