On Monday singer/songwriter Sturgill Simpson took to Facebok to blast the ACMs for creating an award that celebrates Merle Haggard’s legacy. He accused the Academy of Country Music of joining others who have “hitched their wagon to his name.”
George Strait is one of the biggest names in country music history, but he's a fan, too. In the wake of Merle Haggard's death on Wednesday (April 6), Strait shared that Haggard was his inspiration for wanting to pursue a career in country music.
In the wake of Merle Haggard's passing, actor and musician W. Earl Brown shared a touching recollection of one of the country legend's final shows, revealing how Toby Keith stepped up to save the day for the ailing icon.