Merle Haggard : Saying Farewell to a Music Hero
Been a Merle fan since I first learned to string words together into song. Hand me a guitar and I can probably play upwards of 50 Haggard tunes. If the boys get together and jam we usually do a good 10 Haggard tunes between us.
It’s just a matter of time before a screenwriter pens his life story for the movies. His story has it all. From a delinquent to the prison system of San Quentin to becoming one of the most influential singers in not only country music but music in general.
With both Haggard and Jones no longer among us, country radio will no longer have to make excuses for not playing any new music they bless us with.