Country music legend Merle Haggard, who has roots in the greater Redding area, passed Wednesday, on his birthday, in Palo Cedro. Here we are collecting memories about him, and his impact on music and the community.
Today one of my heroes left this world for the next on what would have been his 79th birthday. Here's my take on my favorite Merle song... A tribute to The Hag who changed the world with his music. Who spoke his mind and encouraged folks like me to speak mine, whether we all agreed or not. The good times ain't over for good, Merle. But they will be different times without you here on this Earth to bless us with your music. Thank you for leaving us with your wonderful songs and your legacy. You will never be forgotten. #merlehaggard Click to view Facebook Video