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Country legend Haggard to open MSU's Lyceum Series

 

Mississippi State University’s Lyceum Series presents country music icon Merle Haggard in concert Aug. 20. Lyceum season ticket renewal sales begin July 1.

Mississippi State University’s Lyceum Series presents country music icon Merle Haggard in concert Aug. 20. Lyceum season ticket renewal sales begin July 1. Photo by: Courtesy photo

 

Carl Smith

 

Country music legend Merle Haggard will open Mississippi State University's 2014-2015 Lyceum Series performance season with an Aug. 20 show at Lee Hall, the university announced Wednesday. 

 

The Bakersfield, California, native, along with his backing band, The Strangers, began developing a raw form of country music in the 1960s and amassed 40 No. 1 songs, cementing his influence on the genre for generations of musicians. 

 

Haggard was inducted into the County Music Hall of Fame in 1994. 

 

The full 2014-2015 Lyceum Series performance list will be released June 9 at lyceum.msstate.edu. 

 

Season-ticket holders may renew their seats from July 1-18, while new season-ticket holders may purchase theirs from July 21 to Aug. 1. Individual seats for each performance go on sale Aug. 4. 

 

MSU student tickets are free for each show except the Haggard concert. 

 

All performances begin 7:30 p.m. in Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium. 

 

For more information on the Lyceum Series, call the Center for Student Activities at 662-325-2930.

 

Carl Smith covers Starkville and Oktibbeha County for The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter @StarkDispatch

 

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