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The Beaver Dam Amphitheater Is Amazing! [PHOTOS]

Friday night, I had the pleasure of seeing Mr. Merle Haggard live in concert. I had seen him last year at ROMP, so I knew that he would be great. But, I wasn't prepared for was how impressed I would be with the Beaver Dam Amphitheater. Wow. Just wow. 

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Merle Haggard via Twitter
Merle Haggard via Twitter
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Willie And Merle Release New Music Video

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard pretty much do whatever they want, am I right? The two living legends always have done things their own way, why stop now? Willie and Merle are releasing a new album, "Django and Jimmie" on June 2nd and I am more than excited about it!

Today, on 4/20, they released a music video for their upcoming single, "It's All Going To Pot". Yep, it's what you think, ha!

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Bryan Steffy, Getty Images for The Smith Center
Bryan Steffy, Getty Images for The Smith Center
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Merle Haggard Coming To Beaver Dam!

Y'all get excited, because the one and only Merle Haggard is coming to the Beaver Dam! He'll be at the new Beaver Dam Amphitheater on Friday, May 29th!

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images for The Smith Center
Ethan Miller, Getty Images for The Smith Center
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Merle Haggard Reunites With Old Friend [PHOTO]

Merle Haggard shared a picture of himself with an old friend Monday on his social media sites. Guess it doesn't seem that unique until you know how long it's been since they've seen each other and where they were together last. It's beyond intriguing.

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George Jones Photo Album – Stars Share Their Favorite Pictures With the Possum

Meeting George Jones was a career highlight for almost every country singer. Even legends like Randy Travis and Reba McEntire treasure the photos they have with the singer. Today, stars have been sharing their favorite moments with Jones, who died at the age of 81 years old this morning. 

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Getty Images
Getty Images
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Merle Haggard Has A Message Right On His Chest

By now, y'all know that I'm pretty much obsessed with Twitter. I follow everyone from Blake Shelton to ESPN to The Bachelor, ha! One of my newest favorites to follow is none other than Merle Haggard. Yep, he's on Twitter!

Yesterday, he tweeted a picture of himself that I literally almost cried from laughing so hard! You MUST check this out!

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Getty Images\Chris McKay
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Merle Haggard Stars at ROMP

Country Music Hall of Fame member Merle Haggard will be the headliner at this years ROMP. The River of Music Party will be June 27-29 at Owensboro's Yellow Creek Park.

The 10th annual event is officially known as ROMP: Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival.

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We’re Back to December and This is a Weird Month

Why, you ask. Why? Well, I shall tell you why. But first ...

Watch Taylor sing "Back to December".

Or, for a radical change of pace, Merle Haggard's "If We Make it to December'

You can also choose your own from a wide variety of sources.

And, now why is December so WeIrD?  Er, weird?

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images
Ethan Miller, Getty Images
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Merle Haggard is Now on Twitter and is Fun to Follow

When I was inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame in 2009 Merle Haggard was the guest performer. The folks that put the show together asked Merle several months beforehand to do the show. At first he wasn't well enough after having battled cancer. Then, he didn;t want to see a bunch of radio people, "Who don't play my music". Well, Merle, "These are the guys that DID play your music". After he was told that he agreed to come.

I'm glad because I'd been playing Merle's music since 1964. And, now he's on Twitter!

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YouTube
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New Music From Merle Haggard Available October 4th [VIDEO]

That's right "The Hag" Merle Haggard has a brand new CD coming out October 4th, "Working in Tennessee". You can pre-order your copy here . You can check out some cool new tracks like his classic "Working Man Blues" with Willie Nelson & Merle's son Ben Haggard. Merle was diagnosed with lung cancer back in 2008 and had part of his lung removed. At 74 years old Merle is sounding better than ever and still going strong!

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YouTube
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Labor Day Weekend Means Family, Friends & WBKR [VIDEO]

This Labor Day Weekend the weather looks just right for Barbeque on the grill with friends & family, expecting a High of only 80 on Labor Day and this Labor Day Weekend WBKR is reaching into our vault of classic country and bringing back alot of memories on a "Blast from the past weekend" if you have loved ones too far to travel tell them they can listen to WBKR anywhere, anytime! Click here for all the details to listen from your cell phone or listen via computer or laptop Click here. For all of us that work hard its our time to relax & enjoy this Labor Day Weekend & please make it a safe one don't drink & drive!

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Musician Kris Kristofferson (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Musician Kris Kristofferson (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Concert is Giving Me West Coast Envy

Imagine Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson live on stage together and the ticket price.....free. Seriously. I have a friend who lives in Northern California who, like myself, is a classic country fanatic. So, I call to tell him about a free to the public David Frizzell concert and he fires back with a Haggard/Kristofferson one two punch. Not to reduce the value of the man who made hiring a wino to decorate a home country legend but to my friend Joseph...I will destroy you!

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