Today’s not an any given #MerleMonday
On this date 83 years ago one of the greatest ever was born in Oildale, CA.
4 years ago today the world lost one of the most important songwriters of all time.
Rest easy Mighty Merle Haggard, you are very missed. #KingMerle pic.twitter.com/Vb7O4T8U4H
— Waylon Jennings Songs (@WaymoreJennings) April 6, 2020
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
This is so good from @JasonIsbell. The bit about songwriting allowing you to be someone else reminds me of Steve Earle writing something similar (also in the NYT) about Merle Haggard when he died. https://t.co/RdHrU1rtLz
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) April 9, 2020
Apr 6, 2016
Merle Haggard dies after a battle with pneumonia in California.
A smooth singer, adept guitarist, insightful songwriter and Country Music Hall of Fame member, his legacy includes “Okie From Muskogee,” “Workin’ Man Blues,” “Big City,” “Mama Tried” & many other songs. pic.twitter.com/LK9ldLINAT
— RedDirt_Roots (@RedDirt_Roots) April 6, 2020