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Miranda Lambert to Receive First-Ever ACM Merle Haggard Spirit Award

Miranda Lambert will receive a major honor on Tuesday (Aug. 30) during the 10th Annual ACM Honors in Nashville, Tenn. The singer will be recognized with the inaugural ACM Merle Haggard Spirit Award at the ceremony held at the Ryman Auditorium.

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ACM Awards Establish Merle Haggard Spirit Award

The ACM Awards have established a new honor in memory of one of country’s most iconic artists, Merle Haggard.

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Toby Keith Performs Impressive Tribute to Merle Haggard [Watch]

Toby Keith gave a poignant tribute to the late country icon Merle Haggard during his performance at the Grand Ole Opry in May, blending together several of the legend’s hits for one memorable performance.

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12-Year-Old Slays Merle Haggard’s ‘Twinkle, Twinkle’ on ‘America’s Got Talent’ [Watch]

When 12-year-old Kadie Lynn opens her mouth to sing, your jaw will soon be on the floor. The young girl recently tried out for America’s Got Talent and showed off her big voice with Merle Haggard’s “Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Star,” a tune originally released in 1987, years before Lynn was born.

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Ben Haggard Challenges Willie Nelson’s Son Via Social Media

The son of the late Merle Haggard, Ben Haggard, turned to social media on May 17 to post a rendition of the classic country hit "Seven Spanish Angels." The track went all the way to No. 1 in 1984 when one of Merle's closest friends, Willie Nelson, released the single as a duet with Ray Charles.

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Merle Haggard’s Beloved Boat Returns Home to Son Ben

Merle Haggard loved writing songs and catching fish in his many custom-made boats, and now through an almost fate-like story, one of those fishing boats is back home after collecting many years of memories with another family.

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Merle Haggard, ‘Kern River Blues’ [Listen]

Merle Haggard's voice strains but remains resilient as he sings his final song, "Kern River Blues." The spirit of the Hag is still alive in this country ballad.

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New Merle Haggard Song ‘Kern River Blues’ Coming to Thank Fans, Help Homeless

Longtime Merle Haggard fans saddened by the legend's death will receive some solace on Thursday (May 12) when a new single is released from the late singer.

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Kacey Musgraves to Honor Merle Haggard at G Fest

The inaugural G Fest, which will be held in Muskogee, Okla. this June, is going to great lengths to honor the late Okie from Muskogee, Merle Haggard.

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Toby Keith Salutes Merle Haggard at 2016 ACCAs [Watch]

The ACCAs chose the perfect singer to honor Merle Haggard. Toby Keith performed a seven-song tribute to the legend.

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