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Wednesday, April 6

Country Music Legend Merle Haggard has Passed Away of pneumonia on his79th Birthday.

Country Music Legend Merle Haggard has Passed Away of pneumonia on his 79th Birthday. 
   

   The year that death has already claimed so much music royalty has stolen another beloved legend. Country giant Merle Haggard passed away on what would have been his 79th birthday after a long fight with pneumonia. He climbed out of poverty and jail to become famous around the world. His timeless songs reached far beyond the country label. He was country before country was cool. His honest songs about the underdog touched many hearts. The Grateful Dead covered many of his songs but my favorite is easily "Sing Me Back Home". Here is hoping this legend made it. 
Rest Easy Merle
Words: Kevin Long