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Kris Kristofferson & Merle Haggard To Be Feted At Acm Honors

30th July 2014

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...

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

28th March 2014

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...

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Fascinating Fact: 4120790

22nd March 2014

Country music veteran Merle Haggard is to receive a special honour at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Haggard, who is already a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, is to...

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Merle Haggard Remembers 'Crazy' Ray Price

18th December 2013

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...

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Merle Haggard Receives Honorary Doctorate

17th June 2013

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,...

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The Things They Say: 3643223

6th May 2013

"I was planning to attend his final concert, in Nashville, this November. They had 100 meet-and-greet tickets that they were selling for $1,000 apiece, and I bought two of them. There's not that many of...

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Merle Haggard Feared Health Battle Was Return Of Cancer

28th May 2012

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...

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Merle Haggard Thanks Georgia Hospital Staff At Concert

26th April 2012

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...

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Fascinating Fact 13218

11th April 2012

Country music icon Merle Haggard is the latest star to join Twitter.com. Posting to the social networking site on Tuesday (10Apr12), he tweeted, "Greetings all participators, especially all you sweet potaters (sic). There's always something...

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Snoop Dogg Appears On Willie Nelson Album

27th March 2012

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....

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

9th February 2012

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...

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Recovering Merle Haggard Returns Home

27th January 2012

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...

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Merle Haggard Back In Hospital

25th January 2012

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...

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Merle Haggard Hospitalized Before Georgia Show

19th January 2012

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...

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Merle Haggard Being Treated For Pneumonia

18th January 2012

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...

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Merle Haggard Hospitalised

18th January 2012

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...

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Merle Haggard Ill, Cancels Texas Show

15th August 2011

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...

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Bob Dylan And Jack White's Hank Williams Tribute

4th August 2011

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...

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The Things They Say 19657

3rd January 2011

"Oprah and I had some funny things happen. She leaned over to me one time during the presentation and said, 'We came the farthest'. She sent me some gifts when I got home. There was...

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Haggard Impressed By Humble Obama

29th December 2010

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...

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Haggard's Christmas Gift - He's Cancer Free

29th December 2010

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...

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The Things They Say 19624

28th December 2010

"You can't forget that he wrote those songs. That kept going through my mind: 'I'm an aspiring songwriter and sat beside the guy that wrote Yesterday. I recorded that.' Some guys are famous for some...

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Haggard Plans Supertrio With Nelson And Kristofferson

28th December 2010

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...

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Lisa Ling To Host California Hall Of Fame Ceremony

10th December 2010

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....

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Paul Mccartney Given Us Honour

6th December 2010

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;...

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Oprah Winfrey Honoured At Kennedy Centre Awards

6th December 2010

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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Ailing Haggard Pulls 10 Shows

17th September 2010

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...

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Haggard Blasts America's 'Anti-freedom' Laws

4th May 2010

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...

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Fun Pop Star Kesha

3rd March 2010

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...

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Fascinating Fact 8585

4th January 2010

Country veteran MERLE HAGGARD has postponed an upcoming concert in Arizona due to a "scheduling conflict". The singer was due to play a gig at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa on Thursday (07Jan10), but...

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