On April 6th, 2016, Country music lost one of it’s true icons. Today, one year later, Willie Nelson released a powerful song/video in tribute to that icon – Merle Haggard.
The mellow remembrance from one of Merle’s closest friends, and contemporaries, talks about what Merle meant to the genre…
Got the news this morning, knew it’d be a tough daySome are so much larger than life, Can’t believe they could pass awayWhen it comes to country music, He’s the worldAnd it wouldn’t be all it is without Merle.
We were friends right from the start, We shared some high timesI would sing some songs he wrote, And he would sing a few of mineMusic made us brothers ’til the end,Not a day goes by that I don’t miss him.