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  1. 'Now That's What I Call The ACM Awards 50 Years' CD compilation...Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

    Now That's What I Call Music! and the Academy of Country Music have partnered for the first time to release today "Now That's What I Call The ACM Awards 50 Years," a compilation album featuring several superstars with Oklahoma ties, including Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Brooks & Dunn, plus the 1980 David Frizzell and Shelly West ballad "You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma," Don William's 1978 standard "Tulsa Time" and Merle Haggard's 1969 classic "Okie From Muskogee." The latest installment in the best-selling, multi-artist album series will feature two discs as well as a digital collection of songs from ACM award-winning artists celebrating the academy's 50th Anniversary.

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  2. Willie Nelson announces 4th of July party with Eric Church and Kacey MusgravesRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | TheCelebrityCafe

    ... and will feature a number of country artists along with Church and Musgraves. Also included in the lineup is Merle Haggard, Sturgill Simpson, Jamey Johnson, Jason Isbell, Leon Russell, Billy Joe Shaver, Chris Stapleton and Ray Wylie Hubbard. The ...

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  3. Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 5-11Read the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

    April 6: Country singer Merle Haggard is 78. Actor Billy Dee Williams is 78. Actor Roy Thinnes is 77. Actor John Ratzenberger is 68. Actress Marilu Henner is 63. Singer-guitarist Frank Black of The Pixies is 50. Actor Paul Rudd is 46. Actor Jason Hervey is 43. Bassist Markku Lappalainen is 42. Actor Zach Braff is 40. Actress Candace Cameron Bure is 39. Actor Charlie McDermott is 25. April 7: Actor Wayne Rogers is 82. Country singer Bobby Bare is 80. Singer Charlie Thomas of The Drifters is 78. Movie director Francis Ford Coppola is 76. Singer Patricia Bennett of The Chiffons is 68. Singer-guitarist John Oates of Hall and Oates is 67. Drummer John Dittrich of Restless Heart is 64. Singer Janis Ian is 64. Actor Jackie Chan is 61. Actor Russell Crowe is 51. Actor Bill Bellamy is 50. Bassist Ben McKee of Imagine Dragons is 30. Actor Ed Speleers is 27. Actor Conner Rayburn is 16. April 8: ... (more)

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  4. Exclusive Song Premiere: Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen's 'Standards'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WWWM-FM Toledo

    ... we had just listening to the record." There are a mix of new songs and covers on the disc, including a pair of Merle Haggard songs: "It's Been a Great Afternoon" and "Reasons to Quit," originally a duet hit with Willie Nelson. Including two of ...

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  5. Exclusive Song Premiere: Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Billboard

    ... we had just listening to the record." There are a mix of new songs and covers on the disc, including a pair of Merle Haggard songs: "It's Been a Great Afternoon" and "Reasons to Quit," originally a duet hit with Willie Nelson . Including two of ...

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  6. Miranda Lambert Rocks Madison Square Garden DebutRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WNOE-FM New Orleans

    Sounds like Miranda Lambert had a platinum good time during her headlining debut at New York's Madison Square Garden. The country diva rocked covers of Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Merle Haggard, the Dixie Chicks and a selection of her own hits, including "Little Red Wagon," at the historic venue.

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  7. Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves Lead Willie Nelson's Fourth of July PicnicRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | RollingStone

    In 1973, just four years after Woodstock, the most iconic American music festival of its kind, country star Willie Nelson hosted his first-ever Fourth of July Picnic in Dripping Springs, Texas, just outside the state's capital city of Austin. In 2015, for the first time in five years, the Independence Day event returns to Austin with Willie Nelson and Family joined by performers Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves, Merle Haggard, Sturgill Simpson , Jamey Johnson, Jason Isbell , Leon Russell, Billy Joe Shaver , Chris Stapleton , Ray Wylie Hubbard and Willie's sons Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson , and their respective bands.

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  8. Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves to headline Willie Nelson's 4th of July picnicRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

    ... for the first time in five years in 2015 and bills an impressive lineup of country outlaws. Eric Church, Merle Haggard, Kacey Musgraves, and Sturgill Simpson lead a group that also features Jason Isbell, Leon Russell, Chris Stapleton along with ...

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  9. Extended interview & video: Merle Haggard talks about Oklahoma ties,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | NewsOK.com

    Merle Haggard performs at OKC Fest in downtown Oklahoma City on Friday, June 27, 2014. OKC Fest is a new two day country music festival with multiple stages downtown.

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  10. Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard Trade Hits at Historic South Texas ShowsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | RollingStone

    Capping three evening pairings with Willie Nelson at WhiteWater Amphitheater on Saturday, 15 minutes outside the Central Texas river-tubing paradise of New Braunfels, Merle Haggard thought the audience wasn't being responsive enough to his "we don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee" line, so he tried it again. A minute or so later, Nelson came out to finish "Okie From Muskogee" with him, for fans who by then were all in on the joke, and from there they both went into what Haggard called a new song "about the same subject": "It's All Going to Pot," off their impending fourth duets album together, Django & Jimmie .

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  11. Miranda Lambert Merges Country and Classic Rock at Madison Square GardenRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | RollingStone

    ... tone, Lambert provided one of evening's biggest highlights with a mid-set, solo acoustic performance of Merle Haggard's renegade anthem, "The Way I Am." If Lambert made arena stardom look easy, Justin Moore showed why he's one of the hardest working ...

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  12. Merle Haggard shines on with Oklahoma benefit concertRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | NewsOK.com

    On Thursday, the hard-touring "Okie from Muskogee" singer-songwriter will begin a run of three Oklahoma performances with a fundraising show for the innovative program S.H.I.N.E. and its nonprofit foundation. "It's what we used to refer to as 'back home,'" he told The Oklahoman in a phone interview.

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  13. Miranda Lambert brings country music to Madison Square Garden in New York CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 29 | Examiner.com

    ... to it, while "Mama's Broken Heart" was the quintessential sing-along tune. Lambert tipped her hat to the great Merle Haggard by covering his hit single "The Way I Am." The highlight performance of the evening was her stirring rendition of her ...

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  14. Review: Miranda Lambert at Madison Square GardenRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 29 | NorthJersey.com

    ... emotional take on the ballad, "Over You," and she used her brief solo acoustic interlude to sing the pensive Merle Haggard hit, "The Way I Am." For her first encore, she, her backing vocalist Gwen Sebastian and Ashley Monroe (who opened the show, ...

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  15. Country singer Suzy Bogguss chats about new albumRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | The West Milford Messenger

    ... my dad's with all the eight tracks and a canoe tied to the top of it so I was in high school rocking out to Merle Haggard. "Then I moved to Nashville and my first single was a Merle song called "Somewhere Between" and that was the name of my first ...

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  16. 36 things to know about this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | MySanAntonio.com

    Apparently old-school country is alive and well. Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard , two of the oldest-school performers still going, have teamed up for a three-night stand at Whitewater Amphitheatre at Canyon Lake.

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  17. Suzy Bogguss - Lucky' to come full circle in country musicRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | New Jersey Herald

    ... in the '90s to the realities of today's music business. Bogguss, who never forgets her roots, will perform Merle Haggard songs from her latest release, "Lucky," as well as her country radio hits when she brings her trio to the Newton Theatre on ...

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  18. Grammy winner Jim Lauderdale keeps looking for next song, performing at KVCC on April 10Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | MLive.com

    ... folk, roots rock, soul and blues. "I tend to lean toward the traditional, old style of country more like Merle Haggard and George Jones and those guys," Lauderdale said in a call from Nashville. "We'll do that and songs that have been covered by ...

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  19. Country RootsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Eugene Weekly

    ... Iris DeMent - an aching, soulful twang reminiscent of a bygone era. "She's the best singer I've ever heard," Merle Haggard has said of the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter. DeMent has done timeless duets with John Prine and Emmylou Harris, and her ...

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  20. Country artist to star at Virginia City benefitRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Nevada Appeal

    ... "Letting Go" and "Aces." With her latest record, "Lucky," released last year, Bogguss reinterprets classic Merle Haggard songs from a female's point of view. "These are the songs that I related to, that I felt had a reason to sing. They all had ...

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