In their home state of North Carolina, where Merle Haggard first heard them play and invited them on the road, The Malpass Brothers are pictured backstage with the legend. Once again, Merle invited the traditionalists to open a show for him, this time in Raleigh. The brothers toured with Merle and worked with Hag Records for 6 years before signing with a new record label. Chris and Taylor Malpass recently released their self-titled album on Organic Records.
“Well, they remind me a lot of myself and people that I knew when I was young. They have their hearts into what we call ‘traditional’ country music. It’s valuable to me that we cultivate the young talent for that kind of music.” ~Merle Haggard