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George Jones Photo Album – Stars Share Their Favorite Pictures With the Possum

Meeting George Jones was a career highlight for almost every country singer. Even legends like Randy Travis and Reba McEntire treasure the photos they have with the singer. Today, stars have been sharing their favorite moments with Jones, who died at the age of 81 years old this morning. 

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Merle Haggard Forgives Blake Shelton for ‘Old Farts’ Comment

It look like Blake Shelton is making up with country's older generation of performers, one by one. Earlier this week, Merle Haggard became the latest classic country star to forgive the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year for some comments he made about "old farts" in country music not being open-minded to change.

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Merle Haggard A to Z
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‘H’ Is for Merle Haggard – Top Country Artists A to Z

Why: For two decades, Merle Haggard was as reliable of a hitmaker as you'll find in country music. The Hag's career has stretched 50 years, and during that time he's charted over three dozen No...

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Merle Haggard Preparing in Case December 21 Is End of the World

While most of us are preparing for the holidays, a select few are concerned that on Friday, December 21, Mayan prophecies will come true and the world will end. Even Merle Haggard is trying to figure out what to do with his stock portfolio in light of the potential apocalypse.

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If We make It Through December
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No. 2: Merle Haggard, ‘If We Make It Through December’ – Top 50 Country Christmas Songs

The top Christmas songs on the Top 50 Country Christmas Songs list all share a common trait. Each is absolutley timeless, sounding as if it could have been written either last Christmas or 30 Christmases ago...

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No. 66: Merle Haggard, ‘Natural High’ – Top 100 Country Love Songs

Merle Haggard's entry on the Top 100 Country Love Songs list comes from late in his career. His 1985 chart-topper is a thank you note of sorts to a woman who has stood with him through good times and bad. One struggles to think of a better song for a longtime couple's wedding anniversary. 

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No. 23: Merle Haggard, ‘Okie From Muskogee’ – Top 100 Country Songs

Merle Haggard's most famous song rises to No. 23 on the Top 100 Country Songs list because even after 40-plus years, the award-winning hit is still referenced and enjoyed in pop culture. Most nods are paradoxical or satirical in nature, but the Hag never intended for the song to be taken literally in the first place.

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Merle Haggard Confident About Future of Country Music

If we're honest, we've probably all caught ourselves bemoaning the future of this or that, whether our critiques are directed at a genre of music, politics or even an entire generation. While many veteran artists often become the biggest naysayers for the future of their beloved genres as soon as they're taken over by a ton of "kids," Merle Haggard doesn't buy all that. In a recent interview with the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Haggard said he thinks things in the country music realm are on the up.

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Merle Haggard Joins Twitter, Sends Bizarre Messages

"Hello Twitter. #FirstTweet." That's how Merle Haggard kicked off his new Twitter account yesterday afternoon -- but after his inaugural greet tweet, things just got, well, kind of weird.

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Favorite Merle Haggard Song – Readers Poll

Merle Haggard is 75-years-old today! On what should be a national holiday -- at least for fans of country music -- we encourage you to pull out your old Haggard vinyls, or discover this legend for the first time by downloading a few of his greatest hits. His career is an important cornerstone at the base of the tall building that is country music.

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