Merle Haggard's "Today I Started Loving You Again" is an iconic country song that stands as a testament to his enduring legacy in the world of country music. As a country legend and pioneer, Haggard's contributions to the genre are immeasurable, earning him well-deserved inductions into both the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 1997.
This song, co-written by Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens, carries a profound emotional depth that resonates with listeners. Originally released as the B-side to his #1 hit "The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde," it showcases Haggard's songwriting prowess and his ability to capture the complexities of love and heartache in his lyrics.
The song went on to be record by just about everybody in country music, incuding Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton and Waylon Jennings. The lyrics of "Today I Started Loving You Again" are poignant and relatable, touching on themes of heartbreak, regret, and the enduring power of love. Lines like "Today I started loving you again, and I'm right back where I've really always been" resonate with anyone who has experienced the rollercoaster of emotions that love can bring.
It's no wonder that this song has been covered by numerous artists over the years, a testament to its enduring appeal and the profound impact of Merle Haggard's musical legacy.
If you want to experience the magic of this song, I highly recommend checking out the live performance of "Today I Started Loving You Again" recorded at Church Street Station in Orlando, Florida. It's a powerful and moving rendition that showcases Merle Haggard at his best, and it's a fitting tribute to a true country music icon.