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Celebrating 50 Years of Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried”

Celebrating 50 Years of Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried”

Merle Haggard was a country music icon. In an era when the term is often used excessively and incorrectly, Merle embodied the term like few other entertainers. The entire music world lost a true legend when Merle died on April 6, 2016—his 79th birthday. This week we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of…MORE

Listen to Keith Urban’s New Haggard-Inspired Tune, “Coming Home”

Listen to Keith Urban’s New Haggard-Inspired Tune, “Coming Home”

With the release of new song, “Coming Home,” Keith Urban has given fans the second sampling of music from his upcoming album, Graffiti U. The new tune, which features vocals from Julia Michaels, utilizes a riff from one of country music’s most iconic songs, “Mama Tried” by Merle Haggard. “Coming Home” was co-penned by Keith,…MORE

Merle Haggard’s “Santa Fe Super Chief” Tour Bus Is For Sale

Merle Haggard’s “Santa Fe Super Chief” Tour Bus Is For Sale

Burley Auction Gallery in New Braunfels, Texas, will hold an auction on Feb. 10, and one of the items up for bid is Merle Haggard’s former tour bus. The 2008 Motor Coach Industries tour bus includes a master bedroom, four bunks, lounge area and vintage train horn. Merle nicknamed the bus the “Santa Fe Super…MORE

You Can Now Listen to Merle Haggard While You Drive on Merle Haggard

You Can Now Listen to Merle Haggard While You Drive on Merle Haggard

You can now listen to Merle Haggard while you drive on Merle Haggard. In honor of the late, great Country Music Hall of Fame member, the Interstate 5/Highway 44 interchange in Redding, Calif., has been designated the Merle Haggard Memorial Overpass. After Sen. Ted Gaines helped pass the new legislation, Redding radio personalities on the…MORE

Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards and Sheryl Crow Added to Merle Haggard Tribute Concert

Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards and Sheryl Crow Added to Merle Haggard Tribute Concert

The lineup for the Merle Haggard tribute concert—dubbed Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard—just got a little bigger with the addition of Sheryl Crow and Rolling Stones guitarist/vocalist Keith Richards. “Stuff happens, but you just have to be your own man, and have something to say,” said Keith in a statement. “Sometimes…MORE

Toby Keith, Alabama & ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Added as Performers for Merle Haggard Tribute Concert

Toby Keith, Alabama & ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Added as Performers for Merle Haggard Tribute Concert

More than 20 stars—including newly announced Toby Keith, Alabama and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons—will come together at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on April 6 for a Merle Haggard tribute concert. Dubbed Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard, the concert will also feature performances from Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, John Mellencamp, Dierks…MORE

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MAY 23, 2019

On “Ellen” yesterday, Tom Hanks said he was DENIED BEER at the Stagecoach Festival. He’d gone up to the beer stand, but they wouldn’t serve him . . . because he didn’t have a bracelet proving that he was allowed to drink. They told him he had to go have his I.D. verified, get a…

MAY 21, 2019

By now you’ve heard of Robert F. Smith. He’s the billionaire who spoke at Morehouse College’s graduation Sunday, and announced he’s paying off ALL of the student loans for this year’s class. Well, OPRAH was the commencement speaker at Colorado College over the weekend, and she posted a picture of herself with a VERY happy…