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Vince Gill: ‘Merle Haggard Was My No. 1 Inspiration’

The world is still mourning the death of Merle Haggard, and Tuesday evening's All For the Hall benefit concert paid tribute to the country legend.

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Toby Keith: Merle Haggard ‘Looked Really Frail’ at One of His Final Shows

Merle Haggard worked the stage right up until the end of his life, performing his final shows just two months before he passed away. In a new interview, Toby Keith recalls how he was able to step up for his friend and musical hero at one of his final public performances.

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Merle Haggard Tribute Songs
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Merle Haggard Biopic in the Works

Merle Haggard’s life may make its way to the big screen.

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Sam Hunt Delivers Honest Cover of Merle Haggard’s ‘The Way I Am’ at All for the Hall

Sam Hunt performed two songs to a sold-out crowd Tuesday night (April 12) at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena for the sixth annual All for the Hall benefit concert, which raised funds for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

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All for the Hall 2016 Becomes Merle Haggard Tribute Show

The 12 artists invited to play the sixth-annual All for the Hall benefit show at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday (April 12) were asked to play an original and a cover. Translation: play an original and a Merle Haggard song.

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Eric Church Pays Tribute to Merle Haggard at Grand Ole Opry

Eric Church paid tribute to Merle Haggard during separate shows on Saturday and Sunday. The "Record Year" singer bypassed his own songs for a stirring three-song medley at the Grand Ole Opry before heading west for a popular country music fest.

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Merle Haggard Left Behind Hundreds of Unreleased Songs

Merle Haggard left an indelible mark on country music, but while the singer is gone, having died on April 6, this doesn't mean the world will stop hearing his music.

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Merle Haggard Laid to Rest With Modest Funeral Filled With Music

The no-frills, quiet affair of Merle Haggard’s funeral service on Saturday (April 9) suited the legend's matter-of-fact, stripped-down approach to life.

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Tim McGraw Tributes Merle Haggard With ‘Workin’ Man Blues’ Jam [Watch]

Tim McGraw turned to social media to pay tribute to Merle Haggard on Wednesday (April 6). The country superstar and his band performed an impromptu jam on Haggard's 1969 classic, "Workin' Man Blues."

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Flashback: Willie, Miranda Honor Merle Haggard at Kennedy Center Honors

In 2010, Merle Haggard was recognized during the 33rd annual Kennedy Center Honors. It was a career highlight.

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