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  1. Billy Bob's Fourth of July Picnic Was Stacked, Even Without Willie NelsonRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Dallas Observer

    Billy Bob's Fourth of July Picnic With Merle Haggard, Ryan Bingham, Chris Stapleton and more Billy Bob's Texas, Fort Worth Friday and Saturday, July 3 and 4, 2015 At first, the news that Willie Nelson would be moving his annual Fourth of July picnic to Austin seemed tragic. Every year, thousands of people poured into Billy Bob's to see Nelson and a host of other great country acts, but the venue promised to keep the tradition alive.


  2. Merle Haggard finally topping the chartsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 4 | The Columbian

    The first line in Merle Haggard's 1967 smash "Sing Me Back Home" is: "The warden led a prisoner down the hallway to his doom." It's about Haggard's time in San Quentin State Prison in the '50s.


  3. Merle Haggard at the NYCB Theatre at WestburyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 4 | All About Jazz

    Merle Haggard NYCB Theatre at Westbury Westbury, NY June 26, 2015 Merle Haggard is a true American original. The multiple-time Grammy Award winner is also a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Oklahoma Music Hall Of Fame.


  4. Still holding his mud: A day in the life of 'struggling' guitarist Merle HaggardRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 |

    Incredibly composed while Merle Haggard was walking from his tour bus to a stage somewhere in London, England, click to experience "A Thousand Lies Ago," ultimately released on Hag's final album for Epic Records, '5:01 Blues,' in July 1989. "Are we still holding our mud?" After admitting to Merle Haggard that I had witnessed him several years ago delivering a sold-out, intentionally impromptu concert in Athens, Georgia, that was the first self-effacing remark of many out of the prolific songwriter 's mouth.


  5. Merle Haggard Songwriter Red Lane Dies at 76Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Billboard

    ... a No. 11 hit for George Strait in 2003. Incidentally, the song was first recorded in 1986 by longtime friend Merle Haggard , who cut over 20 of his songs. Lane was also an accomplished guitarist, with his musicianship appearing on albums from ...


  6. Firefly v. Big Barrel: Same Woodlands, different vibeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | The News Journal

    ... more divisive moments in country music history, led by a pair of Big Barrel's veteran acts, Loretta Lynn and Merle Haggard. If you remember, it was Lynn who riled religious groups and fans with her 1975 song "The Pill" and Haggard who in 1969 sang ...


  7. Merle Haggard, Tammy Wynette Songwriter Red Lane DiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | RollingStone

    Songwriter Red Lane, whose works have been recorded by Merle Haggard, Tammy Wynette, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Roger Miller, among many others, died Wednesday after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 76. A 1993 inductee into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Lane was born Hollis Rudolph DeLaughter in Bogalusa, Louisiana.


  8. Roundup Holds Three Days of Fourth of July FunRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | KFBB

    ... Roundup City Park - 6:45: Country concert featuring Plug Nickels, Marty Haggard with a tribute to his dad, Merle Haggard, and the David Frizzell Show (Bring your own chair); Fireworks to follow A local child will get a wish granted through the ...


  9. Catch CMT's All-Time Top 40:...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 |

    Some of the biggest names in music will appear this weekend during a special re-airing of All-Time Top 40: Artist's Choice , produced by CMT Hot 20 Countdown . With an all-genres list that ranges from Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash to the Rolling Stones and Aerosmith - and even some younger performers - the results were determined by a private poll of country music artists.


  10. Lynn Anderson Talks 'Bridges' Album: 'You Never Know Where Your Next Deal Might Come From'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Billboard

    ... would play them Mom's songs in the living room. It was nothing to wake up in the middle of the night and hear Merle Haggard , Buck Owens , Freddie Hart or Wynn Stewart. It was pretty unforgettable," she says. That unique place in country music ...


  11. Bean Blossom 2015 - Day 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | The Bluegrass Blog

    ... style of "Swampgrass" began their two-day stint at Bean Blossom. For those not familiar, if Ralph Stanley and Merle Haggard lived next door to the Duck Dynasty gang, Swampgrass would be the style of music that would have emerged. Gillis' style is ...


  12. Los Colognes - "Backseat Driver"Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Stereogum

    ... Studios and enlisted the somewhat legendary John Baldwin (Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Ricky Skaggs, Merle Haggard etc.) to master the self-produced record. Today, we're premiering one of the more careening tracks off that record, called "Backseat ...


  13. At the Casinos: Merle, Colt Ford, 'YAYE' and a zydeco pool partyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Alabama Live

    ... that's not to say that Biloxi is turning the lights out. IP Casino, Resort & Spa is going country, with legend Merle Haggard performing on Thursday, July 2, followed by upstart Colt Ford on Friday, July 3. On July 4, the Golden Nugget's series of ...


  14. July 4: Home for the HolidayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Austin Monthly

    ... showcasing modern country superstars Eric Church, Sturgill Simpson and Kacey Musgraves alongside legends like Merle Haggard and original festival performers Leon Russell and Billy Joe Shaver. The Woodstock-inspired event has grown so much in its ...


  15. Nashville newcomer makes his Country Stampede debut 16 years after his uncles' band played thereRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 28 | The Capital-Journal

    ... Grove, Texas," a "little bitty town right outside of Corpus Christi," listening to country greats such as Merle Haggard, Radney Foster and Vince Gill. Although Bryant is predominantly right-handed, he has always played a right-hand guitar upside ...


  16. Inaugural Big Barrel Festival concludes in DoverRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 28 | Big News

    ... throughout the social media spectrum and is administered by Mainstream Media EC on behalf of Big News Network. Merle Haggard, Carrie Underwood, Jake Owen, Kacey Musgraves and the Oak Ridge Boys are among the performers scheduled to take the stage on ...


  17. Country legend Loretta Lynn dazzles Kirby crowdRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 27 | The Citizens' Voice

    The coal miner's daughter who made good brought a slew of her top 10 hits from the 1960s and 1970s on Friday to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts. Lynn's daughter Peggy came out to welcome the audience, followed by her brother Ernie, who started with the Merle Haggard classic "Mama Tried" and George Strait's "Troubadour."


  18. See Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard Kick It in the Islands in New VideoRead the original story

    Friday Jun 26 | RollingStone

    Country legends Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard team up for some pickin' & grinnin' in paradise in their new video for "Alice in Hulaland." Filmed in Hawaii, Nelson's home-away-from-the-road, the clip is filled with sunshine, sand and smiles from the pair of longtime buddies.


  19. More than blues as Shane Dwight kicks off annual festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | The Daily Republic

    ... and lots of rhythm and blues. Dwight - who grew up listening to his grandfather play "tons of" Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and George Jones - played in a rock 'n' roll band in Morgan Hill. The more he got into that genre, the more he discovered its ...


  20. Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard pass joint in new video; Nelson's sons, Neil Young to collaborateRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | The Baltimore Sun

    Willie Nelson has a new album of duets with merle Haggard, and his sons worked on a new LP with Neil Young. Willie Nelson has a new album of duets with merle Haggard, and his sons worked on a new LP with Neil Young.