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Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard to Embark on 2015 Django and Jimmie Tour

In support of their No. 1 collaborative record, Django and Jimmie, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard are loading up their tour buses and heading out on the road together.

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Merle Haggard Talks Childhood, Family and Career on ‘Walking the Floor With Chris Shiflett’ [Exclusive Premiere]

The newest episode of Walking the Floor With Chris Shiflett features none other than country music legend Merle Haggard, and The Boot has the exclusive premiere of the interview.

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Merle Haggard’s Childhood Boxcar Home Relocated to Museum

Merle Haggard's childhood home is now in a new location. The train boxcar where Haggard was born and raised, which his father purchased in 1935 for $500, was permanently moved from its previous location at 1303 Yosemite Dr. in Oildale, Calif., to the Kern County Museum in nearby Bakersfield.

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Merle Haggard Ink N Iron set canceled
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Merle Haggard Cancels Ink-N-Iron Festival Appearance Over Contract Dispute

Merle Haggard was slated to play at Nashville's Ink-N-Iron Festival on Friday night (Aug. 7) but pulled out of the show at the last minute due to a dispute with festival organizers.

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Merle Haggard Sounds Off on Prison Reform, Marijuana Use

Merle Haggard is one of those country stars with a colorful life. The California native spent much of his adolescent years in and out of juvenile detention centers, which led to time in and out of prison as a young adult. For most of his adult life, Haggard has stayed on the right side of the law, but he hasn't forgotten what he learned behind bars.

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John Anderson Shares Favorite Memories of Country Legends

It's been over 35 years since John Anderson notched his first Top 20 hit, and in that time, he's gotten to meet a lot of his country music heroes. The singer reveals that, even as a seasoned country artist himself, he still gets nervous around some country legends, including Merle Haggard and the late George Jones.

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Merle Haggard’s Son Ben Says He Also Got an Apology Call From Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan's apologies for his comments about outlaw country artists didn't stop with his phone call to the family of Waylon Jennings. One of Merle Haggard's family members has revealed that he, too, received a personal call from Bryan.

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Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard Release ‘Alice in Hulaland’ Video

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard have released a music video for "Alice in Hulaland." The song is from their recent Django and Jimmie album.

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Top 5 Country Music Albums of 2015 (So Far)

So far in 2015, there has been lots of new country music released to eager fans.

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Duane Allen Discusses Recording ‘Sweet Jesus’ With Merle Haggard

The Oak Ridge Boys' latest album, Rock of Ages: Hymns and Gospel Favorites, features mostly traditional hymns that the four men -- Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban -- grew up listening to as children. But one song on the album is a brand-new track: "Sweet Jesus" was penned by Merle Haggard, and the country legend wrote it with the award-winning quartet in mind.

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