While there's no shortage of collections that chronicle the early work of Merle Haggard, there are precious few that bring his legacy fully up to date. As the original country outlaw, this pioneer of the rough-and-ready Bakersfield sound is best known for such '60s classics as "Mama Tried" and "Okie From Muskogee." That period is represented on THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION, but not to the exclusion of all else. Instead, we can follow the Hag on through to his underrated '80s material, all the way to the renaissance of his 21st-century "comeback" period. Whether you're catching up on your country history or never got beyond the old chestnuts, THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION will fill the holes in your Haggard knowledge.