Country music super star Merle Haggard, famous for such songs as "Okie from Muskogee" and "The Fightin' Side of Me", has recently signed a new recording contract with Vanguard Records. His new album, "I Am What I Am", is scheduled for release on April 10, 2010. It is produced by Haggard and Lou Bradley.
Vanguard was founded in 1950 and became popular in the 1960s for classic blues and folk LPs. Now, such artists as the Watson Twins, whose new album "Talking to You, Talking to Me" will be released this month, are under contract by Vanguard.