In 1958, twenty-year-old San Quintin inmate Merle Haggard listened to Johnny Cash’s first-ever prison concert. It changed his life, he later said, because that concert made Haggard decide to become a country musician.
Haggard ended his career with 38 number-one hits on various American charts. Among other honors, he was given the Kennedy Center Honor and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Odd to think those things might not have happened if Haggard hadn’t been imprisoned!
Alexander: Come on Burr we need you! You’re the best man to be apart of this plan.
Burr: No I am not! Does your plan involve you guys going to go steal the canons from the British while you guys leave me to stay put and keep watch or are you just going use me to distract the British?