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George Strait And Miranda Lambert To Perform Merle Haggard Tribute At Acm Awards

Singers George Strait, Garth Brooks and Miranda Lambert are lining up to salute music legend Merle Haggard at the upcoming Academy of Country Music Awards.The veteran will be honoured with the Crystal Milestone Award to...

Merle Haggard Remembers 'Crazy' Ray Price

Veteran singer Merle Haggard has paid tribute to late music icon Ray Price, praising his old friend for taking country music "to a different level".The Release Me hitmaker lost his battle with cancer on Monday...

Merle Haggard Receives Honorary Doctorate

Country icon Merle Haggard can add doctor to his resume after receiving an honorary degree on Friday (14Jun13).The Hungry Eyes hitmaker, 76, was made a doctor of fine arts by officials from California State University,...

Merle Haggard Feared Health Battle Was Return Of Cancer

Country star Merle Haggard feared his cancer had returned when he was treated for pneumonia earlier this year (12), revealing he spent the first few hours in hospital "saying goodbye" to his family.The 75 year...

Merle Haggard Thanks Georgia Hospital Staff At Concert

Country icon Merle Haggard thanked the Georgia medical staff who cured him of double-pneumonia in January (12) during a concert in the state on Wednesday (25Apr12).The Okie from Muskogee singer fell ill with the potentially-deadly...

Snoop Dogg Appears On Willie Nelson Album

Snoop Dogg appears on Willie Nelson's new album, 'Heroes'.The rapper teamed with the country singer for the track 'Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die', which also features Kris Kristofferson and Jamey Johnson....

Merle Haggard Keen To Get Back On The Road After Health Scare

Country legend Merle Haggard is heading back out on the road after a battle with pneumonia and other ailments forced him to scrap shows last month (Jan12).Doctors discovered the Okie From Muskogee singer was suffering...

Recovering Merle Haggard Returns Home

Country music icon Merle Haggard has left hospital to recover after he was diagnosed with a number of illnesses.Doctors discovered the singer was suffering from three stomach ulcers, polyps in his colon and diverticulitis of...

Merle Haggard Back In Hospital

Country music legend Merle Haggard has checked back into hospital just days after he was discharged following treatment for pneumonia.The 74-year-old singer was admitted to a medical facility in MACon, Georgia last week (beg16Jan12) with...

Merle Haggard Hospitalized Before Georgia Show

Merle Haggard has been nothing short of a phenomenon the past decade, a man supposedly in the twilight of his career confounding expectation with a flurry of albums and constant string of live dates. Sad...

Merle Haggard Being Treated For Pneumonia

Country music legend Merle Haggard has scrapped the remainder of his January (12) concert dates so he can recover from a nasty bout of pneumonia.The Okie from Muskogee singer was admitted to hospital in Georgia...

Merle Haggard Hospitalised

Country legend Merle Haggard has been hospitalised with an undisclosed illness, forcing him to scrap a concert in Georgia at the last minute on Tuesday (17Jan12).The musician was taken ill shortly before his scheduled slot...

Merle Haggard Ill, Cancels Texas Show

Country legend Merle Haggard scrapped a show in Texas on Saturday (13Aug11) and checked into hospital.The Okie From Muskogee singer/songwriter was feeling unwell before a concert and called on doctors at a Fort Worth hospital...

Bob Dylan And Jack White's Hank Williams Tribute

Bob Dylan, Jack White and Norah Jones have recorded previously unreleased Hank Williams songs.The tracks -inspired by song ideas and lyrics in notebooks left behind in a leather briefcase by the country artist after his...

Haggard Impressed By Humble Obama

Country music legend MERLE HAGGARD has stepped up to defend beleaguered U.S. President BARACK OBAMA after meeting him earlier this month (Dec10) and discovering he's nothing like his media portrayal.Haggard met Obama at the Kennedy...

Haggard's Christmas Gift - He's Cancer Free

Country music icon MERLE HAGGARD has been given the all-clear after a two-year battle with cancer.The Okie From Muskogee singer/songwriter had surgery to remove part of his lung in 2008 and admits it has been...

Haggard Plans Supertrio With Nelson And Kristofferson

Country music icons WILLIE NELSON, MERLE HAGGARD and KRIS KRISTOFFERSON are working on a new supertrio project for 2011 after meeting up at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. earlier this month (Dec10).Haggard, who...

Lisa Ling To Host California Hall Of Fame Ceremony

LISA LING, the American journalist and television personality, who yesterday spoke on 'The View' about her recent miscarriage, has been confirmed as the host of this year's 'California Hall of Fame', reports the Sacramento Press....

Paul Mccartney Given Us Honour

Sir Paul McCartney was made a Kennedy Center honouree by US president Barack Obama last night (05.12.10).The Beatles singer and guitarist was given the award for contributions to American arts and culture, alongside other recipients;...

Oprah Winfrey Honoured At Kennedy Centre Awards

Oprah Winfrey received an award at the 33rd Kennedy Centre Honours last night (06.12.10). The chat show host was one of five celebrities - along with Sir Paul McCartney, country singer Merle Haggard, Broadway composer...

Ailing Haggard Pulls 10 Shows

Country legend MERLE HAGGARD has been forced to 10 upcoming shows after falling ill with a chest infection.The Okie From Muskogee singer's publicist has assured fans the infection is not related to the lung cancer...

Haggard Blasts America's 'Anti-freedom' Laws

Country legend MERLE HAGGARD has blasted anti-smoking laws and street surveillance cameras in the U.S. - insisting prisoners enjoy more freedom than the general public.The Okie from Muskogee singer spent three years in California's notorious...

Fun Pop Star Kesha

Kesha wants to have fun with her music - for now.The 23-year-old singer admits her influences are far-ranging and very different from her signature pop sound, but at the moment she just wants to make...

Country Stars Honoured

Legends including DOLLY PARTON, MERLE HAGGARD and KENNY ROGERS were honoured at a star-studded country music ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee on Tuesday night (22Sep09).Randy Travis, Hank Williams Jr. and the late Jerry Reed and Harlan...

Haggard & Parton Land Major Country Music Honours

MERLE HAGGARD and DOLLY PARTON have been announced as the early winners at this year's (09) Academy of Country Music Awards. Haggard, who is recovering from cancer surgery, and the late Harlan Howard will receive the...

Haggard Blasts Country's Leading Ladies

Ailing MERLE HAGGARD has taken aim at country music's current crop of leading ladies - because he hates their songs. The cranky star, who is recovering from cancer surgery, has named Carrie Underwood at the top...

Haggard Planning A Return After Cancer Surgery

Country music legend MERLE HAGGARD is hoping to return to the recording studio after undergoing lung cancer surgery at the end of 2008. The singer/songwriter, 71, is making a steady recovery after his operation in...

Haggard Sues Environmental Group

Country star MERLE HAGGARD is suing an environmental awareness group - accusing the organisation of illegally using his name and image to solicit money. The singer/songwriter filed a suit on Thursday (08Jan08) against Nashville, Tennessee...

Haggard Returns Home After Cancer Surgery

LATEST: Country star MERLE HAGGARD is making a good recovery following an operation to remove part of his lung. The singer/songwriter underwent surgery last Monday (03Nov08) at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital in California after a recent...

Haggard Undergoes Cancer Surgery

Country star MERLE HAGGARD is recovering following an operation to remove a tumour from his lung. The singer/songwriter underwent the surgery on Monday (03Nov08) at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital in California. The 71-year-old was diagnosed with...

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