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Merle Haggard Hospitalised With Pneumonia

The country star's illness prompted him to axe plans to perform at the MCCallum Theatre in Palm Desert on Wednesday (02Dec15), and in Riverside on Thursday (03Dec15), and now he has also pulled...

Willie Nelson Recovering From Stem Cell Operation

The country music veteran announced last week (ends15Nov15) he was having to push back the first dates of his joint trek with Merle Haggard due to a mystery health problem. Nelson's musician...

Willie Nelson's Son Insists Star's Health Issue Is 'Minor'

The country music veteran announced on Wednesday (14Oct15) he was having to push back the first dates of his joint trek with Merle Haggard due to a mystery health problem, sparking fears for...

Willie Nelson Postpones First Tour Dates Due To Medical Issue

The veteran country singers were slated to kick off their Django and Jimmie Tour in Florence, South Carolina on Thursday (15Oct15), but that gig and others have been rescheduled. The South Carolina...

Songwriter Red Lane Dies

The star passed away on Wednesday evening (01Jul15), aged 76. Born Hollis Rudolph DeLaughter, he served in the U.S. Air Force before deciding to pursue a career in music. He performed...

Country Fiddler Johnny Gimble Dies

The fiddler passed away at his home near Austin, Texas on Saturday (09May15) after suffering several strokes over the last two years. Gimble got his big break playing with Bob Wills' band...

Merle Haggard Finally Receives High School Diploma

The Mr. Tambourine Man singer attended California's Bakersfield High School for less than two weeks in the early 1950s, habitually missing classes and scoring an unimpressive academic record. But thanks to...

Bob Dylan Clarifies Merle Haggard Remarks

Bob Dylan is adamant he has no hard feelings towards Merle Haggard despite his controversial comments at a pre-Grammy Awards tribute.The folk rock icon was honoured as the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year at...

Merle Haggard Hits Back At Bob Dylan Criticism

Merle Haggard has fired back at Bob Dylan after the folk rock icon called out the country veteran at a pre-Grammy Awards tribute for failing to support his music early on in his career.The Mr....

Kris Kristofferson & Merle Haggard To Be Feted At Acm Honors

Country stars Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard and Carrie Underwood will be feted with special prizes at the 2014 ACM Honors.For The Good Times hitmaker Kristofferson will be one of four songwriters to receive the Academy...

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...

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