Merle Haggard fans are in mourning. The iconic singer and songwriter died on Wednesday at age 79. It was his birthday.
It is not exaggeration to describe Haggard's legacy like this:
"Merle Haggard was one of the greatest influences on modern country singers and songwriters. Haggard’s quintessential country sound was the basis for songs that would eventually become country classics and American Songbook standards." -- Tasteofcountry.com
Rank your top five Haggard favorites!
If you need help, take a listen to some of Haggard's best on this Spotify playlist.