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    Merle’s ‘Are The Good Times Really Over’ Earns Tip Of The Hat From Hank Jr. In Haunting Performance

    Merle Haggard‘s many talents made him a country music legend, and in turn, helped him earn the respect of other singers and songwriters. Many artists have cited “The Hag” as one of their biggest musical influences. It’s clear he left a lasting impact on Hank Williams Jr.  The two were more than fellow country artists…they were friends. […] More

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    Relive The Magic Of Joey Feek With Live Cover Of Merle Haggard’s ‘Fightin’ Side of Me’

    The world was rocked by the news Joey Feek had lost her long battle with cervical cancer in February 2016, and the world of country music hasn’t quite been the same ever since. While Joey may no longer be with us here on Earth, fans have been able to find solace through her music. Joey + Rory paid tribute […] More

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    Marty Haggard Pays Tribute To Father With Classic “Silver Wings”

    Son of country music legend Merle Haggard, Marty Haggard has been following in his dad’s musical footsteps for years. According to his official website, Marty feels privileged to have a father who he considers, “the best Country singer/songwriter ever,” and enjoys the opportunities he has had because of his family’s success. Marty grew up in Bakersfield, California. Thanks to his famous father, […] More

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    Jamey Johnson Restores Patsy Cline’s ‘I Fall To Pieces’ In Riveting Live Performance

    You may not have realized it before, but some of country music’s greatest songs were all written by one man. That man was Hank Cochran, who is regarded as one of the best songwriters to ever grace country music.  Over the course of his career, Cochran had his songs cut by artists such as Eddy Arnold, Ray Price, […] More

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    Reba Honors Merle Haggard With Tear-Jerking “Mama Tried” Cover

    In one of the most powerful and heartfelt tributes to the man who helped make country music the incredible art it is today, country music superstar, Reba McEntire, pours her heart and soul into her own version of “Mama Tried”. McEntire has loved Merle Haggard‘s brilliant music ever since she was a child growing up on a […] More

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    Young Merle Haggard Will Charm Your Socks Off Singing One Of His Biggest Hits

    While he may no longer be with us, the legacy he left behind lives on emblazoned thanks to his impressive musical career. A young Merle Haggard – one of the original’s of outlaw country – appeared on The Wagon House for a performance of his riotous tune, “Okie from Muskogee.” “I’m proud to be an Okie from Muskogee/ A place where […] More

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    Joey + Rory’s Rendition Of ‘If We Make It Through December’ Will Break Your Heart

    Husband and wife country music duo, Joey + Rory, took the stage back in 2011 for a powerful cover of Merle Haggard’s “If We Make It Through December.” Fast forward five years and the performance has taken on a completely new meaning. Joey + Rory paid tribute to Haggard’s classic tune via Music City Roots live from the Loveless Cafe. Rory Feek […] More

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    Merle Haggard Sings Signature Christmas Tune ‘If We Make It Through December’

    When Merle Haggard released his Christmas album, Merle Haggard’s Christmas Present in 1973, it wasn’t his covers of “White Christmas” or “Winter Wonderland” that soared to the top of the charts, but his original single “If We Make It Through December.” Written by Haggard himself, “If We Make It Through December” was released as the album’s first single, and […] More

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    The Haunting Last Recording Of Merle Haggard Will Leave You In Tears

    Stricken with pneumonia for months prior to his untimely passing, country legend Merle Haggard had one goal: write and record as much music as he could. And that’s exactly what he did. Beyond the seemingly endless collection of recorded works that span the entire length of his career, he was working on completing as many songs […] More

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    Merle Haggard’s Youngest Son Expecting First Child With Longtime Girlfriend

    Merle Haggard would be one proud papa. His youngest son, Ben Haggard, who continues to keep his legacy alive with incredible covers of his father’s songs, has a huge reason to celebrate. His girlfriend of almost seven years, Jeyda Beyzade, announced on Wednesday (Nov.22) that she is pregnant with their first child! In a series of photos […] More

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    Footage Of 26-Year-Old Glen Campbell Shredding On The Guitar Surfaces

    After a six-year long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, Glen Campbell passed away at age 81 early morning on August 8. While the legendary country singer may be gone, fans can find solace in the music he left behind. Early on in his career, a 26-year-old Campbell appeared on the television show Star Route, playing guitar for the episode’s […] More

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    Vince Gill Pours Pure Emotion Into Cover Of Merle Haggard’s Somber Song

    Over time, Merle Haggard came to be known as “the poet of the common man.” The reason he earned such a nickname lies in his songwriting, and the fact that he wrote about real people and situations. Everything he wrote about was something that the average person could relate to, from songs about hardship to […] More

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