Everybody's Had the Blues
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Everybody's Had the Blues
"Everybody's Had the Blues"
Single by Merle Haggard and The Strangers
from the album I Love Dixie Blues
"Nobody Knows I'm Hurtin'
ReleasedJune 30, 1973
Merle Haggard
Ken Nelson
Fuzzy Owen
Merle Haggard and The Strangers singles chronology
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"Everybody's Had the Blues"
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"Everybody's Had the Blues" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard and The Strangers. It was released in June 1973 as the third single from the album I Love Dixie Blues.


The Strangers:

  • Roy Nichols - lead guitar
  • Norman Hamlet - steel guitar, dobro
  • Bobby Wayne - guitar
  • Dennis Hromek - bass, background vocals
  • Biff Adam - drums

Chart positions

The song was a live recording that was Haggard and The Strangers fifteenth number one on the U.S. country singles chart. The single stayed at number one for two weeks and spent a total of fifteen weeks on the chart.[1] "Everybody's Had the Blues" was a minor pop hit, reaching No. 62 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the fall of 1973.

Chart (1973) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 62
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 147.
  2. ^ "Merle Haggard Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  3. ^ "Merle Haggard Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.

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