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Artists Remember Merle Haggard…Icon…Legend…Friend


Today country music mourns the loss of a legend. Merle Haggard passed away on his 79th birthday. Many country artists and friends took to social media to express their sadness.

@tylerfarr We lost one of the best today. Rest in peace Merle Haggard…. You will be missed

@DierksBentley: literally just fell to the floor. can’t believe we lost the hag. rip merle haggard

@oakridgeboys Oh no!!! Merle passed away this morning… This is devastating news..

@jakeowen I just told my little girl @merlehaggard has passed away and gone to heaven. She said, “that’s okay daddy,We will get to go to heaven too.

@dustinlynch Hard to believe the news about Merle Haggard. Working with him is something I’ll never forget & will cherish forever

@tootsiesnet We lost one of the greatest today. Merle Haggard… Rest in peace old friend….

@kelleighbannen #Merle.

@cowboytroy God bless the soul of Merle Haggard …the world will miss him

@JonPardi Sad day today @merlehaggard has passed. RIP to a true songwriter, a pioneer of California Country, and country music.

@TyHerndoncom Lost a country music giant today. Absolutely the best country singer on the planet. RIP @merlehaggard #GreatLossToCountryMusic

@BigKennyTV God Bless the great Merle Haggard. May you fly with the Angels. #RIPMerleHaggard @bigandrich

@ACMawards Okie from Muskogee. Poet of the Common Man. Hag. RIP, @MerleHaggard. Your talent & influence will never be forgotten

@rosannecash Heartbroken. #MerleHaggard … …

@ericpaslay @merlehaggard you will be missed. Thank you for showing us how a country song should be lived, written and sung.

@johnrich “Mighty” Merle Haggard was the greatest country songwriter of ALL TIME. We shared many great memories, and I will miss him. #merlehaggard

@GettinSweenered 2m2 minutes ago My is broken right now.

@RodneyAtkins Praynig for the family, friends & fans of @MerleHaggard. A legend! #GodBlessMerle #RIPMerle

@CWBYall Play hard, work harder was a lesson I learned from @merlehaggard & my dad. Rest In Peace Merle The world cries today

@Clint_Black We’ve lost a giant. No words for what @merlehaggard‘s music meant to me. I know his mind is now untangled forever.

@LuckymanEddie  my heart is aching really bad right now !! Merle Haggard past today!! Gonna find me a bar and have a double shot!!! Rest in piece

@BradPaisley There are no words to describe the loss & sorrow felt within all of music with the passing of Merle Haggard. Thank God for his life & songs.

@carrieunderwood Love and prayers for the Haggard family. Merle was a pioneer…a true entertainer…a legend. There will never be another like him.

@austinlwebb  Thank you @merlehaggard for inspiring generations of music. You are a legend and will truly missed #MerleHaggArd

@ChaseRiceMusic No one could steer me right but Mama tried… RIP Merle.

@lindsayell Songs that changed how we sing country music… We were lucky to have you 79 years on this earth. RIP @merlehaggard

@bryan_white We have lost one of the greatest ever @merlehaggard You will be missed but the impact you’ve…

@KipMooreMusic RIP Merle…you paved the way for so many. You had what we all hope for…a voice that matters and survives the ever changing trends.

@leannrimes Saddened by the loss of Merle. We lost a bad ass man, a great poet! I love you Merle. Prayers for his family. R.I.P. #MerleHaggard

@joshturnermusic Pains me to say that country music icon @merlehaggard has passed away. So honored to have known him and shared the stage with him. Thanks Merle for all you’ve done for us!

@Jason_Aldean extremely sad to hear of the passing of one of the greatest of all time Mr. Merle Haggard…

Merle Haggard was the best of them all.
Merle Haggard is the reason I do what I do. I can’t believe he’s gone.
Can you believe it. Merle said he was going to pass away on his birthday. Well today is his birthday!
So sad about the news of Merle Haggard passing. This legend helped shape the country music genre. He’s still an inspiration RIP Working Man
He was more than a great talent. He was a gifted poet. What a huge inspiration he was to everyone! RIP Merle Haggard
Our hearts are heavy w the sad news of Merle’s passing.Thanks for your lifelong contribution 2 country music. Your influence is astronomical
Goodbye Merle. Rest in peace.
You’re flying now.
Man, the world lost a true country music artist today. Prayers to Merle Haggard’s family and may he RIP. So sad.

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