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Country Stars Honoured

24th September 2009

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...

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Haggard & Parton Land Major Country Music Honours

25th March 2009

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...

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Haggard Blasts Country's Leading Ladies

6th February 2009

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...

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Haggard Planning A Return After Cancer Surgery

22nd January 2009

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...

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Haggard Sues Environmental Group

9th January 2009

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...

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Haggard Returns Home After Cancer Surgery

10th November 2008

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...

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Haggard Undergoes Cancer Surgery

5th November 2008

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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The Things They Say 6133

12th November 2007

"I don't see the point of the internet. I know that it has a great deal of information, but it also has a lot that we don't need that people are getting stuck on." Veteran...

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White, Haggard + Jones Pay Respects To Wagoner

31st October 2007

LATEST: Musicians JACK WHITE, MERLE HAGGARD and GEORGE JONES have paid to tribute to county music icon PORTER WAGONER, who died on Sunday (28Oct07). Wagoner passed away at a hospice facility in Nashville, Tennessee after...

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Haggard : 'Drugs Fuelled The Musical Greats'

12th September 2007

Country star MERLE HAGGARD blames the criminalisation of drugs for the decline in music quality - insisting the best songs were written under the influence. The 70-year-old claims the musical greats of the 1960s and...

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The Things They Say 5374

14th August 2007

"WILLIE NELSON's the one who told me the reason it costs so much to get divorced is because it's worth it." Country legend MERLE HAGGARD remembers his famous friend's wise words....

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22nd March 2007

"Touring for me is like swimming - it's really good exercise and good for the health." Country star MERLE HAGGARD has no plans to retire from performing live when he turns 70 on 6 April...

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Haggard Offers Clinton A Boost In New Song

1st March 2007

Grizzled country star MERLE HAGGARD has given presidential hopeful HILLARY CLINTON a boost by recording a new song for her. The revered singer/songwriter wrote HILLARY after becoming impressed with President BILL CLINTON's wife and her...

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Keith Is Double Country Winner

6th November 2006

Country star TOBY KEITH was the big winner at Saturday night's (04NOV06) Broadcast Music Inc (BMI) Music Awards, after taking home two top accolades. His hit, AS GOOD AS I ONCE WAS, was named Country...

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Mystery Emergency Forces Haggard To Pull Out Of Tv Taping

10th August 2006

MERLE HAGGARD has left fans guessing after pulling out of a TV taping with old pal GEORGE JONES due to "unforeseen circumstances." The pair were to set to perform tracks from their new duets album...

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Haggard To Be Honoured As Bmi Icon

27th June 2006

Country music legend MERLE HAGGARD will be honoured as a Broadcast Music Inc (BMI) Icon at the performing rights organisation's 54th Annual Country Awards. Past honorees include DOLLY PARTON, BILL ANDERSON, LORETTA LYNN and CHARLIE...

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Haggard And Jones Reteam For New Album

2nd June 2006

Country legends MERLE HAGGARD and GEORGE JONES have reteamed to work on their first collaboration album in 24 years. The duo plan to record new tracks for KICKIN' OUT THE FOOTLIGHTS... AGAIN this summer (06)....

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Bonnie Owens Dies

25th April 2006

Country singer BONNIE OWENS died on Monday (24APR06) following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was 76. The Oklahoma-born star was best known for the work she did with her ex-husbands, country music legend...

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Fiddler Terry Dies At 74

11th April 2006

Country fiddle legend GORDON TERRY lost his battle with diabetes and emphysema on Sunday (09APR06). The 74-year-old won the Alabama Fiddling Championship when he was just 14 and later became a member of BILL MONROE'S...

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George Jones Honoured In Hometown

28th March 2006

Country legend GEORGE JONES has been honoured in his hometown of Beaumont, Texas - after being added to the local Walk of Fame. Jones pressed cowboy boots into a wet cement slab that will be...

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Haggard Hits The Road With Dylan Again

24th March 2006

Country legend MERLE HAGGARD is heading out on tour with BOB DYLAN again, a year after the duo teamed up for dates. Haggard and his band THE STRANGERS will join Dylan for a 15 city...

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Stars Plan Birthday Salute To Guitar Great Les Paul

29th January 2006

AEROSMITH star JOE PERRY and BUDDY GUY will join the stars paying tribute to LES PAUL as part of the guitar great's 90th birthday celebrations next month (07FEB06). The guitarists will team up with...

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Bowie And Cream Honoured For Lifetime Achievement

10th January 2006

Rock legends DAVID BOWIE and the ERIC CLAPTON-fronted CREAM are to be honoured for their contributions to music with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys next month (FEB06). The HEROES star and the...

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Haggard Baffles Fans With Stones No-show

30th November 2005

Mystery surrounds country star MERLE HAGGARD's last-minute decision not to open up for the ROLLING STONES in Dallas, Texas last night (29NOV05). The rugged singer pulled out of the show earlier in the day,...

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Stones Make An Even Bigger Bang With New Us Dates

24th August 2005

The ROLLING STONES are so thrilled with their fledgling A BIGGER BANG tour they've added another 15 dates. The rock supergroup kicked off their latest North American tour on Sunday night (21AUG05) in Boston,...

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Stars Bronzed At Owens' Country Music Mecca Restaurant

19th May 2005

HANK WILLIAMS, ELVIS PRESLEY and WILLIE NELSON are among the country music greats who will be honoured with bronze statues at BUCK OWENS' Crystal Palace restaurant in Bakersfield, California. The country great-turned-restaurateur and retired...

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Haggard Honoured To Join Dylan On Tour

21st March 2005

Country legend MERLE HAGGARD was happy to commit to a gruelling performing tour, for the chance to work with BOB DYLAN. Haggard, 67, is daunted by the mammoth calendar, but insists its a pleasure...

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Merle Haggard Records The Standards

15th December 2004

Country legend MERLE HAGGARD has followed ROD STEWART's example and recorded a new album of standards. The OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE hitmaker has recorded renditions of classics PENNIES FROM HEAVEN and CRY ME A RIVER...

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