He’s been called the ‘poet of the common man.’ His songs span not just decades, but generations. We grew up listening to him, as did our parents, as did their parents. But alas, today, the music stopped forever.
Country Music Legend Merle Haggard has just passed away. He was 79 years old.
Haggard loved to sing about women and prison and is best remembered for the song about being drunk the day his mamma got out of prison. Haggard was pulling a stint in prison in 1958 during which he saw Johnny Cash perform at his prison. The rest, pretty much is history.