Merle Haggard


Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones Recalls the First Time He Met Merle Haggard

It wouldn’t be unfair or unreasonable to call The Rolling Stones the pinnacle of music. They’re everywhere. Everyone knows at least one Stones song. Rolling Stones merch can be found in what feels like every store. Even those who aren’t Rolling Stones fans can’t deny instantly recognizing that iconic lips and tongue logo. The band formed in the early sixties and are still going strong.

Top 10 Merle Haggard Songs

The country music world lost an absolute icon when Merle Haggard passed away on April 6, 2016, his 79th birthday. Since the early 1960s, Haggard had made a name for himself in country music, as a proponent of "outlaw country" and a supporter of the "Bakersfield sound." He released more than 100 charting country singles, earned 38 No. 1 hits and released close to 70 albums -- an immense, and legendary, catalog, to say the least.

Watch Bob Weir and Tyler Childers Cover Merle Haggard’s ‘Mama Tried’ at All-Star New York Gig

Click here to read the full article. Bob Weir and the Wolf Bros played two nights at Radio City Music Hall in New York this weekend, bringing out an all-star list of guest performers that included Tyler Childers, John Mayer, Brittney Spencer, and bassist Ron Carter to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Weir’s album Ace. For one of Childers’ appearances, the Kentucky singer-songwriter sang Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried,” which the Grateful Dead performed often on tour. Childers and Weir start the song off with their guitars, Childers handling the fingerstyle figure that opens it and Weir peeling off the song’s signature...
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Enjoy 'Inside Stories' about Merle Haggard at library event

On what would have been his 85th birthday, country music legend Merle Haggard will be honored with "Merle Haggard: The Inside Stories," a special program at Beale Memorial Library. On Wednesday, Ray McDonald, Haggard's lifelong friend and tour bus driver, will share some of his personal experiences with the musician...

Cody Johnson, Lainey Wilson, and more to pay tribute to Merle Haggard at the Grand Ole Opry

Cody Johnson and Lainey Wilson lead the lineup of performers set to pay tribute to the late legend Merle Haggard during “Opry Salutes Merle Haggard,” which includes performances from Suzy Bogguss, Joe Nichols, Eli Paperboy Reed and Haggard’s son, Marty Haggard. The one-night show takes place April 6 at the Grand Ole Opry House, coinciding with the anniversary of Haggard’s birth in 1937 and death in 2016.