Crystal Gayle’s Heavenly Merle Haggard Tribute Is Just What The World Needs

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Standing in front of a small group of patrons at one of the most famous diners in country music television, beloved country icon, Crystal Gayle, poured every bit of herself into a tribute to a man that made the world a better place.

Appearing on one of country music’s beloved television variety shows, Larry’s Country Diner, this country songstress stood at the front of the restaurant and issued one of the most beautiful covers of “That’s the Way Love Goes” that we’ve ever heard!

Merle Haggard was a man of many talents, but the one he is best-known for is bringing the world together through his unmatched musical legacy – a feat that not many other performers have accomplished, and one that many famous singers dream of doing.

An iconic country tune, “That’s the Way Love Goes” was originally by country singer/songwriters Lefty Frizzell and Sanger D. Shafer, but recorded by Johnny Rodriguez. Released in December of 1973, the song reached No.1 in no time and caught the ear of Haggard. A decade after it first hit the charts, Haggard released his own version of the song and, again, made it a No. 1 hit country song. He also took home a Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance for his work on this truly timeless tune.

If you’ve been aching for a taste of some classic country or if you’ve been wanting to get your fix of cherished country artists honoring one another – this is definitely the video for you!

Watch Crystal Gayle dazzle and delight this small crowd with her cover of “That’s the Way Love Goes” in the video below!