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    Merle Haggard Plays A Mean Fiddle In Medley With Western Swing Icons

    Country fans are well-aware of the fact that Merle Haggard was one of the best singers and songwriters in the business. But Haggard’s talents as a musician seem to be talked about less often. Haggard was a highly-skilled musician, and was able to play both the guitar and fiddle. He was 12 years old when […] More

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    Willie Nelson Shares Big News About Album, And It Involves Merle Haggard

    When Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson first met in the 1960s, they became fast friends. In the decades that passed, the two talented friends would tour together, record together, and share stories about life. Nelson always held Haggard in high regard, telling Rolling Stone, “He was a great one to follow. He was able to talk about […] More

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    George Strait Tips Hat To Merle Haggard With Show-Stopping ‘Mama Tried’

    There are a handful of names that are consistently mentioned as the greatest country artists of all time. George Strait is a big one. After all, he didn’t earn the nickname as “The King of Country” for nothing. So when someone like Strait looks up to another artist as one of his idols, you know […] More

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    Ben Haggard Delivers Chills With Riveting Rendition Of His Father’s Song

    When people think of Merle Haggard, they often think of his mega-hits such as “Mama Tried” and “If We Make it Through December.” But after 53 years of performing, Merle built up an impressive catalog that extends far beyond his chart-topping hits. It says a lot about Merle’s talent when even his lesser-known songs still […] More

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    Bill Anderson’s Tribute To Merle Haggard Will Fill Your Eyes With Tears

    When Merle Haggard passed away on April 6, 2016, country music artists mourned his death through powerful tribute performances. Due to the impact that Haggard had on the genre, artists both young and old honored him by covering some of his greatest songs. Country’s Family Reunion went above and beyond to honor Haggard and his […] More

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    5 Times Tish & Bill Ray Cyrus Made You Believe In Love

    Twenty-three years of marriage and a combined six children later, Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus are more in love than ever. Meeting in 1991 when Billy Ray was a homeless musician living out of his car, the two have since become one of the most iconic couples in the world of country music. Through the ups […] More

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    Merle Haggard’s 3 Sons Unleash Beautiful Tribute To Their Late Father

    This emotional performance reminds us exactly what The Hag stood for and who better to sing it than his three incredibly talented sons. Taking the stage during Country’s Family Reunion special about their father, Marty, Noel, and Ben Haggard paid tribute to their father through a song that left an incredible impression on Americans everywhere. […] More

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    Following Attack On ACM, Country Singer Says He’ll Be “Blackballed”

    Just yesterday he launched a full-on assault on the Academy of Country Music, condemning them for their “meat parade” and “pageantry, and now he’s acknowledging the fallout… Sturgill Simpson, known for his classic country sound and connections to legendary artists like Merle Haggard, took up his issues with the ACM (and other major country organizations) in […] More

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    Country Singer ‘Utterly Disgusted’ With ACM Over Merle Haggard Award

    He’s tearing the Academy of Country Music apart for their “meat parade” and “high school pageantry” following their announcement of the new ‘Merle Haggard Spirit Award’. Literally just a couple of minutes before the Academy announced that Miranda Lambert would be the first-ever recipient of the ‘Merle Haggard Spirit Award’, country crooner Sturgill Simpson (and […] More

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    Academy of Country Music Crafts New Honor To Remember Merle Haggard

    There never has been, nor will there ever be another human being quite like Merle Haggard. The Academy of Country Music Awards were held just a few days before Haggard’s April 6 so they were never able to honor the legendary singer – until now. With a special awards show called ACM Honors, the Academy […] More

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