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The Oklahoman
Oklahoma event Ticket Tickershow at 7:30 p.m. May 14 at the Logan County Fairgrounds, 215 Fairgrounds Rd.
Oklahoma event Ticket Ticker
The Oklahoman / Posted 18 hours ago
show at 7:30 p.m. May 14 at the Logan County Fairgrounds, 215 Fairgrounds Rd. Singer Leon Rausch, 88, who was the voice of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys, will be among the performers. The large indoor venue will provide plenty of room for fans... Read more
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examiner.com
Charlie Daniels in his 80th year, still feisty and full of great musiclot of different music. ESC: Were there any particular artists who were specia
Charlie Daniels in his 80th year, still feisty and full of great music
examiner.com / Posted 8 days ago
lot of different music. ESC: Were there any particular artists who were special favorites of yours, like Hank Williams, Bob Wills or Roy Acuff? CD: All of the above. Roy Acuff was kind-of the star of the Grand Old Opry, and he remained that way... Read more
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KENS 5 San Antonio
Book Of Freeis steadily approaching and if you have yet to save up enough funds to have fun
Book Of Free
KENS 5 San Antonio / Posted 10 days ago
is steadily approaching and if you have yet to save up enough funds to have fun this break we've got a way for you to make it on a dime! Here to explain how is Bob Wills the CEO of Book... Read more
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Billboard
Merle Haggard: Born an Outsider, Died an Iconwho would follow, although he never wanted to be constrained by format. It was
Merle Haggard: Born an Outsider, Died an Icon
Billboard / Posted 21 days ago
who would follow, although he never wanted to be constrained by format. It was Haggard's goal to "create something like Bob Wills had and something like Elvis had, which was their own kind of music that crossed the boundaries and was accepted in... Read more
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Slate
An Interview With Catastrophe’s Rob DelaneyA Brief History of Seven Killingsby Marlon James Steve: The Tiffany Transcript
An Interview With Catastrophe’s Rob Delaney
Slate / Posted 23 days ago
A Brief History of Seven Killingsby Marlon James Steve: The Tiffany Transcriptions by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys and the article “Much Ado About Nothing” by S.L. Price in Vanity Fair A Slate Plus Special... Read more
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News On 6 Tulsa
Muskogee's 'G Fest' Will Continue In Late Headliner Merle Haggard's Honorsinger-songwriter in country music, Haggard defined the outlaw movement but nev
Muskogee's 'G Fest' Will Continue In Late Headliner Merle Haggard's Honor
News On 6 Tulsa / Posted 25 days ago
singer-songwriter in country music, Haggard defined the outlaw movement but never strayed from his roots and musical hero Bob Wills. G Fest headliners include the Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show and Oklahoma’s own Turnpike... Read more
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Havre Daily News
Cowboy pickers and poets take over Chinookand country western. He mentioned the recently deceased Merle Haggard, along wi
Cowboy pickers and poets take over Chinook
Havre Daily News / Posted 25 days ago
and country western. He mentioned the recently deceased Merle Haggard, along with songwriters Whispering Bill Anderson and Bob Wills. Before leaving the platform, Norm told a story titled "Cowboy Chili." "In a seedy little café, in a Colorado... Read more
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Melfort Journal
Country legend Merle Haggard dieswere tributes to early country star Jimmie Rodgers ("Same Train, A Different Ti
Country legend Merle Haggard dies
Melfort Journal / Posted 26 days ago
were tributes to early country star Jimmie Rodgers ("Same Train, A Different Time," 1969) and Western swing bandleader Bob Wills ("A Tribute to the Best Damn Fiddle Player in the World," 1970). Haggard scored with several film and TV hits over... Read more
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Cold Lake Sun
Country legend Merle Haggard dieswere tributes to early country star Jimmie Rodgers ("Same Train, A Different Ti
Country legend Merle Haggard dies
Cold Lake Sun / Posted 27 days ago
were tributes to early country star Jimmie Rodgers ("Same Train, A Different Time," 1969) and Western swing bandleader Bob Wills ("A Tribute to the Best Damn Fiddle Player in the World," 1970). Haggard scored with several film and TV hits over... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Merle Haggard's country classics capture the common man with uncommon gracelater fell under the spell of the rock 'n' roll of Elvis Presley, the country b
Merle Haggard's country classics capture the common man with uncommon grace
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 27 days ago
later fell under the spell of the rock 'n' roll of Elvis Presley, the country blues of Jimmie Rodgers, the western swing of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys and, most important, Lefty Frizzell, one of the most influential of all country music... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Merle Haggard's country classics capture the common man with uncommon gracelater fell under the spell of the rock 'n' roll of Elvis Presley, the country b
Merle Haggard's country classics capture the common man with uncommon grace
Chicago Tribune / Posted 27 days ago
later fell under the spell of the rock 'n' roll of Elvis Presley, the country blues of Jimmie Rodgers, the western swing of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys and, most important, Lefty Frizzell, one of the most influential of all country music... Read more
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The Daily Jeffersonian
Country legend Merle Haggard dies at 79 of pneumonia, on his birthdayof original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pio
Country legend Merle Haggard dies at 79 of pneumonia, on his birthday
The Daily Jeffersonian / Posted 28 days ago
of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers and Western swing king Bob Wills, and paired up with Nelson and George Jones among others. He also resisted the slick arrangements favored by some... Read more
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cmt.com
Private Funeral Scheduled for Merle HaggardDifferent Time: Songs of Jimmie Rodgers (1969) and A Tribute to the Best Damn F
Private Funeral Scheduled for Merle Haggard
cmt.com / Posted 29 days ago
Different Time: Songs of Jimmie Rodgers (1969) and A Tribute to the Best Damn Fiddle Player in the World: Or, My Salute to Bob Wills (1970) — as inspiration to pursue his own music career. “He took the role of a professor and a champion of roots... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Merle Haggard, revered country singer of common man anthems, dies at 79it with several concept and tribute albums. The album "A Tribute to the Best D
Merle Haggard, revered country singer of common man anthems, dies at 79
The Houma Courier / Posted 29 days ago
it with several concept and tribute albums. The album "A Tribute to the Best Damn Fiddler in the World (Or My Salute to Bob Wills)" (1970) featured Haggard's versions of songs by western swing band leader Bob Wills. The record revitalized... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Merle Haggard, revered country singer of common man anthems, dies at 79it with several concept and tribute albums. The album "A Tribute to the Best D
Merle Haggard, revered country singer of common man anthems, dies at 79
The Daily Comet / Posted 29 days ago
it with several concept and tribute albums. The album "A Tribute to the Best Damn Fiddler in the World (Or My Salute to Bob Wills)" (1970) featured Haggard's versions of songs by western swing band leader Bob Wills. The record revitalized... Read more
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The Daily Jeffersonian
Country legend Merle Haggard dies at 79 of pneumonia, on his birthdayof original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pio
Country legend Merle Haggard dies at 79 of pneumonia, on his birthday
The Daily Jeffersonian / Posted 29 days ago
of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers and Western swing king Bob Wills, and paired up with Nelson and George Jones among others. He also resisted the slick arrangements favored by some... Read more
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examiner.com
Merle Haggard: An appreciationhis death seems somehow unfathomable.” Haggard, Young added, “carried the soun
Merle Haggard: An appreciation
examiner.com / Posted 29 days ago
his death seems somehow unfathomable.” Haggard, Young added, “carried the sounds and spirit of his heroes Jimmie Rodgers, Bob Wills, Lefty Frizzell, Hank Williams, and Woody Guthrie into the present day, and he wrote the songs that told, and will... Read more
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FOX 41 Louisville
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, diesof original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pio
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, dies
FOX 41 Louisville / Posted 29 days ago
of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers and Western swing king Bob Wills, and paired up with Nelson and George Jones among others. He also resisted the slick arrangements favored by some... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Reaction to death of country star Merle Haggardof Big & Rich. "His death seems somehow unfathomable. He carried the sounds an
Reaction to death of country star Merle Haggard
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 29 days ago
of Big & Rich. "His death seems somehow unfathomable. He carried the sounds and spirit of his heroes Jimmie Rodgers, Bob Wills, Lefty Frizzell, Hank Williams and Woody Guthrie into the present day, and he wrote the songs that told, and will... Read more
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KCTV 5 Kansas City
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, diesof original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pio
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, dies
KCTV 5 Kansas City / Posted 29 days ago
of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers and Western swing king Bob Wills, and paired up with Nelson and George Jones among others. He also resisted the slick arrangements favored by some... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, diesof original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pio
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, dies
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 29 days ago
of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers and Western swing king Bob Wills, and paired up with Nelson and George Jones among others. He also resisted the slick arrangements favored by some... Read more
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FOX 12 Oregon
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, diesof original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pio
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, dies
FOX 12 Oregon / Posted 29 days ago
of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers and Western swing king Bob Wills, and paired up with Nelson and George Jones among others. He also resisted the slick arrangements favored by some... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, diesof original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pio
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, dies
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 29 days ago
of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers and Western swing king Bob Wills, and paired up with Nelson and George Jones among others. He also resisted the slick arrangements favored by some... Read more
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14 WFIE Evansville
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, diesof original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pio
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, dies
14 WFIE Evansville / Posted 29 days ago
of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers and Western swing king Bob Wills, and paired up with Nelson and George Jones among others. He also resisted the slick arrangements favored by some... Read more
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9&10 News Cadillac
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, diesof original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pio
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, dies
9&10 News Cadillac / Posted 29 days ago
of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers and Western swing king Bob Wills, and paired up with Nelson and George Jones among others. He also resisted the slick arrangements favored by some... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, diesof original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pio
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, dies
KXXV Waco / Posted 29 days ago
of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers and Western swing king Bob Wills, and paired up with Nelson and George Jones among others. He also resisted the slick arrangements favored by some... Read more
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Eyewitness News 3 Hartford
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, diesof original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pio
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, dies
Eyewitness News 3 Hartford / Posted 29 days ago
of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers and Western swing king Bob Wills, and paired up with Nelson and George Jones among others. He also resisted the slick arrangements favored by some... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, diesof original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pio
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, dies
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 29 days ago
of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers and Western swing king Bob Wills, and paired up with Nelson and George Jones among others. He also resisted the slick arrangements favored by some... Read more
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KWWL Iowa
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, diesof original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pio
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, dies
KWWL Iowa / Posted 29 days ago
of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers and Western swing king Bob Wills, and paired up with Nelson and George Jones among others. He also resisted the slick arrangements favored by some... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, diesof original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pio
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, dies
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 29 days ago
of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers and Western swing king Bob Wills, and paired up with Nelson and George Jones among others. He also resisted the slick arrangements favored by some... Read more
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Denver Post
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, diesof original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pio
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, dies
Denver Post / Posted 29 days ago
of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers and Western swing king Bob Wills, and paired up with Nelson and George Jones among others. He also resisted the slick arrangements favored by some... Read more
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Denver Post
Reaction to death of country star Merle Haggardof Big & Rich. "His death seems somehow unfathomable. He carried the sounds an
Reaction to death of country star Merle Haggard
Denver Post / Posted 29 days ago
of Big & Rich. "His death seems somehow unfathomable. He carried the sounds and spirit of his heroes Jimmie Rodgers, Bob Wills, Lefty Frizzell, Hank Williams and Woody Guthrie into the present day, and he wrote the songs that told, and will... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, diesof original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pio
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, dies
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 29 days ago
of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers and Western swing king Bob Wills, and paired up with Nelson and George Jones among others. He also resisted the slick arrangements favored by some... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
Reaction to death of country star Merle Haggardof Big & Rich. "His death seems somehow unfathomable. He carried the sounds an
Reaction to death of country star Merle Haggard
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted 29 days ago
of Big & Rich. "His death seems somehow unfathomable. He carried the sounds and spirit of his heroes Jimmie Rodgers, Bob Wills, Lefty Frizzell, Hank Williams and Woody Guthrie into the present day, and he wrote the songs that told, and will... Read more
426 related stories
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ABC 6 Providence
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, diesof original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pio
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, dies
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 29 days ago
of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers and Western swing king Bob Wills, and paired up with Nelson and George Jones among others. He also resisted the slick arrangements favored by some... Read more
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WFMJ Youngstown
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, diesof original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pio
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, dies
WFMJ Youngstown / Posted 29 days ago
of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers and Western swing king Bob Wills, and paired up with Nelson and George Jones among others. He also resisted the slick arrangements favored by some... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, diesof original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pio
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, dies
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 29 days ago
of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers and Western swing king Bob Wills, and paired up with Nelson and George Jones among others. He also resisted the slick arrangements favored by some... Read more
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KHQ Spokane
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, diesof original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pio
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, dies
KHQ Spokane / Posted 29 days ago
of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers and Western swing king Bob Wills, and paired up with Nelson and George Jones among others. He also resisted the slick arrangements favored by some... Read more
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WSMV Nashville
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, diesof original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pio
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, dies
WSMV Nashville / Posted 29 days ago
of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers and Western swing king Bob Wills, and paired up with Nelson and George Jones among others. He also resisted the slick arrangements favored by some... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, diesof original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pio
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, dies
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 29 days ago
of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers and Western swing king Bob Wills, and paired up with Nelson and George Jones among others. He also resisted the slick arrangements favored by some... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, diesof original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pio
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, dies
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 29 days ago
of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers and Western swing king Bob Wills, and paired up with Nelson and George Jones among others. He also resisted the slick arrangements favored by some... Read more
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WTHR Indianapolis
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, diesof original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pio
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, dies
WTHR Indianapolis / Posted 29 days ago
of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers and Western swing king Bob Wills, and paired up with Nelson and George Jones among others. He also resisted the slick arrangements favored by some... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, diesof original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pio
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, dies
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 29 days ago
of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers and Western swing king Bob Wills, and paired up with Nelson and George Jones among others. He also resisted the slick arrangements favored by some... Read more
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WIS News 10 Columbia
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, diesof original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pio
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, dies
WIS News 10 Columbia / Posted 29 days ago
of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers and Western swing king Bob Wills, and paired up with Nelson and George Jones among others. He also resisted the slick arrangements favored by some... Read more
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ABC Montana
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, diesof original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pio
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, dies
ABC Montana / Posted 29 days ago
of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers and Western swing king Bob Wills, and paired up with Nelson and George Jones among others. He also resisted the slick arrangements favored by some... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, diesof original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pio
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, dies
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 29 days ago
of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers and Western swing king Bob Wills, and paired up with Nelson and George Jones among others. He also resisted the slick arrangements favored by some... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, diesof original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pio
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, dies
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 29 days ago
of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers and Western swing king Bob Wills, and paired up with Nelson and George Jones among others. He also resisted the slick arrangements favored by some... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Country singer Haggard dies at 79of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pio
Country singer Haggard dies at 79
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 29 days ago
of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers and Western swing king Bob Wills. He also resisted the slick arrangements favored by some pop-country stars. "I'll tell you what the public likes... Read more
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KTVN Reno
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, diesof original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pio
Country icon Merle Haggard, champion of the underdog, dies
KTVN Reno / Posted 29 days ago
of original songs, he recorded tributes to such early influences as country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers and Western swing king Bob Wills, and paired up with Nelson and George Jones among others. He also resisted the slick arrangements favored by some... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Reaction to death of country star Merle Haggardof Big & Rich. "His death seems somehow unfathomable. He carried the sounds an
Reaction to death of country star Merle Haggard
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 29 days ago
of Big & Rich. "His death seems somehow unfathomable. He carried the sounds and spirit of his heroes Jimmie Rodgers, Bob Wills, Lefty Frizzell, Hank Williams and Woody Guthrie into the present day, and he wrote the songs that told, and will... Read more
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