How appropriate it is that following an evening of boycotting the CMA program, we should celebrate the birthday of a true country and western artist!
Merle Haggard was born on April 6, 1937. His father died when Merle was nine years of age, and the next dozen years of the boy's life were not exemplary. However, he discovered his talent and his art, and the rest is history.
He will ever stand tall in the pantheon of music greats, both for his compositions and his performances.
Happy Birthday, Mr. Haggard.