To honor the country legend’s passing on Wednesday, check out a unique glimpse into Merle Haggard’s casual recording sessions with long-time collaborator Willie Nelson, for his final album, ‘Django And Jimmie’ released in June, 2015. (Watch the video above, posted one year ago by Nelson on YouTube.)
Country music legend Merle Haggard, who won international stardom by singing about his early life of poverty and prison, died Wednesday on his 79th birthday.
Manager Frank Mull confirmed to reporters that the man behind the hits "Okie from Muskogee," "The Fightin' Side of Me" and "If We Make It Through December" died at his home in Palo Cedro, California, on Wednesday morning.
Mr. Mull said he died surrounded by his family after a monthslong battle with pneumonia. Funeral services are planned for Saturday, he added.
Country star Travis Tritt tweeted out a picture of himself with Mr. Haggard and wrote, "He was more than a great talent. He …