Watch Chris Young Cover Merle Haggard’s “Silver Wings”

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Chris Young has been enlisting fans’ help to choose which classic country artists he should cover and this week’s installment is Merle Haggard. A way to promote his new single, “Raised On Country,” which drops on Jan. 4, Chris revisits some of the artists who helped shape his love of country music. “This is it! … Read more

Michael Ray Says Goodbye To Grandmother with Sweet Tribute

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Michael Ray ended 2018 by getting engaged to the love of his life Carly Pearce. But 2019 brought some sad news for the “Think a Little Less” singer, the death of his grandmother. “I miss you so much already!! “If I could only fly” granny I would have been up there this morning just to … Read more

Merle Haggard’s Tour Bus Up For Auction

If you’re in the market for a new bus, we’ve got the one for you. On Feb. 10 Burley Auction Gallery, in New Braunfels, Texas, will be holding an auction and one of the items included in that auction is Merle Haggard’s 2008 MCI J4500 Tour Bus. Merle nicknamed his home on wheels the Santa … Read more

Merle Haggard Museum and Saloon Set to Open in Music City Summer 2018

Merle Haggard’s family, along with Bill and Shannon Miller, co-founders of the Patsy Cline Museum and the Johnny Cash Museum, have joined forces to bring the Merle Haggard Museum and Merle’s Meat + Three Saloon to Nashville. Haggard, who died on April 6, 2016—his 79th birthday, is best known for relating to the working many … Read more

Tim McGraw, Chris Janson and Mark Collie’s Backstage Jam Of “Mama Tried” Will Make You Shout “Thank God For Country Music”

There’s not a lot of glamor backstage at a country show. Artists hang out in a glorified locker room that may have held an arena football team the night before as they prepare to go onstage. Artists have a lot of downtime backstage, which means it can be a pretty boring place. But Tim McGraw … Read more

Jake Owen Pays Tribute to Glen Campbell

August 8, 2017, was a tough day for Jake Owen. As it was for much of the country community. The singer learned of the death of Glen Campbell and felt compelled to share his own personal tribute to the legend. “We lost one of the greatest voices, guitar players and entertainer that our world has … Read more

12-Song Crash Course in Outlaw Country

During the 1950s and 1960s, country music experienced the commercial and artistic success known as the Nashville Sound. However, by the 1970s it was clear that the Nashville Sound was simply not working for many country artists. It was nearly impossible for new or unfamiliar artists to get any attention, and the artists that did … Read more

10 Greatest Male Country Singers Of All-Time

To follow-up our list of the 10 Greatest Female Singers of All-Time last fall, we’ve compiled the male-equivalent. Spanning decades of trailblazing, the men have cried tears into their beers and, generally, been shaken up by heartbreak, jail time and other acts of mayhem. Women might run the world, but without foolish boys shattering hearts, … Read more

Willie Nelson and Ben Haggard Led Toby Keith, Alabama, Tanya Tucker, Kenny Chesney and More in Sing Along of “Okie From Muskogee”

Thursday, April 6, 2017 was officially Merle Haggard Day in Nashville, but by the likes of the people who showed up at Bridgestone Arena to celebrate the Hag, you would’ve thought it was a national holiday. Like, country music’s very own Christmas or something. The almost unbelievable lineup consisted of nearly 30 artists, including Willie … Read more

[Watch] Willie Nelson and Kenny Chesney Sing “Pancho and Lefty” in Tribute to Merle Haggard

Just a year after his death, legends and friends of Merle Haggard gathered in Nashville to take part in Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The evening would’ve also been Merle Haggard’s 80th birthday. The almost unbelievable lineup consisted of nearly 30 artists, including Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, … Read more

Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan Performed Merle Haggard’s “Ramblin’ Fever” Together and DAMN

Merle Haggard originally released “Ramblin’ Fever” in 1977 as the title track to his 25th studio album. Combined, Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley haven’t released that many albums, but they did deliver a pretty damn good tribute to The Hag during a recent performance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” The duo was joined … Read more

Jake Owen Dreams of Better Days With This Cover of Merle Haggard’s “Rainbow Stew”

Jake Owen had a little fun on the Bobby Bones Show recently. The singer gave an old Merle Haggard song a shot for the radio host. The tune, which was written by Merle and released in 1981, paints a picture of better days ahead with lyrics like: When they find out how to burn waterAnd … Read more