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….
@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 http://www.abc15.com/news/national/country-star-merle-haggard-dies-at-79-on-his-birthday … https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CMxOMSy8hJo …
@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. https://www.instagram.com/p/BD3i6BFOgDl/
@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… https://www.instagram.com/p/BD3kS-hHF1F/
@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… https://www.instagram.com/p/BD3iWAjH1hI/
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