Home Music Merle Haggard, Country Poet of the Common Man, Dies on His 79th...

The great country singer songwriter Merle Haggard has died at age 79.

Between 1966 and 1987, Haggard and his band had 38 number 1 songs on the Billboard country charts thirty three more hit the top 10.My favorite of his songs, “Today I Started Loving You Again,” has been covered by 400 different performers including the Everly Brothers and Rufus Thomas.

Here’s a great obit from the Bakersfield, California newspaper.

 

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