From Box Car To Double Barrel Pneumonia: The Life and Death of Mearle Haggard

Published by: Brandon Withey

Six decades came and went, six decades with the voice of a man who told the classic stories of country music. If you were one of America’s downtrodden, had suffered the heartbreak that only comes from lyin’, cheatin’, and living and dying hard, Merle was there to sing you a song that would let you know you weren’t alone.

But with strange eons, even country gods may die, and so at the age of 79, Merle Haggard passed, taken from us by complications with pneumonia, but leaving behind a legacy that all those with the heart of country will remember.

Young and Handsome

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