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Carrie Underwood, Merle Haggard + More to Receive 2014 ACM Honors

The 2014 ACM Awards have passed, but the presenting of awards isn't over. Carrie Underwood, Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard are just a few artists that are set to receive ACM Honors nods off camera.

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Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan + More Sing Merle Haggard on New Tribute Album

Jason Aldean has lent his voice to the Merle Haggard tribute album, 'Working Man’s Poet: A Tribute to Merle Haggard.' While he sang two songs on the record, one is especially close to his heart.

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Skeeter Singing With The Legendary Buck Owens

Country Music Hall of Fame member Buck Owens passed away on this day (March 25th) in 2006. I worked for Buck on one of his Bakersfield, CA radio stations (KTIE-FM) in the mid-1990's. During that time, Buck's dream of a first-class steakhouse/nightclub/concert venue/museum, the Crystal Palace was being built right next door.

After it opened, Buck performed there with his band, the Buckaroos, nearly every weekend. One particular night, I was at the Palace with my best friend since high school (and phenomenal guitarist/singer), David Langley, who had come down from Fresno to celebrate his birthday. Buck spotted me in the audience, and asked me to get up and sing a song with him and the Buckaroos.

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Merle Haggard Remembers ‘the First Outlaw,’ Ray Price

Although the legendary Ray Price has passed away, fans and friends alike will continue to fondly remember him and the impact he made on country music. Fellow crooner Merle Haggard remembers Price as "the first outlaw."

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Blake Shelton, Willie Nelson + More Team Up for 2014 Grammy Performance

The 2014 Grammy Awards are about to get countrified! Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Blake Shelton are teaming up for a star-studded performance, making the evening an iconic show of country pride.

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Hank Williams, Jr. (Feat. Merle Haggard), ‘I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink’ [Listen]

Hank Williams, Jr. and Merle Haggard collaborate for a remake of Haggard's early '80s hit, 'I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink,' and turn it into half the song it used to be -- literally. The new version is half as long, but fans will say it's every bit as rebellious.

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Take The “Road To ‘Bakersfield’!”

"Bakersfield," the new album by Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill and ace steel guitarist, Paul Franklin, is available in stores and on digital download sites today! This collection features 5 classic Buck Owens and 5 classic Merle Haggard songs, given a loving and respectful treatment by Gill and Franklin. To celebrate the release, an interactive website lets you be an honorary "Buckaroo" or "Stranger," a

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Vince Gill & Paul Franklin: “Bakersfield”

July 30th is the date set for the release of the new album from Vince Gill with ace studio steel guitarist Paul Franklin. The album is titled, "Bakersfield," and as the title implies, the songs Vince and Paul have covered for this set were chosen from the two biggest artists associated with the "Bakersfield Sound," Merle Haggard and the late Buck Owens.

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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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Merle Haggard Forgives Blake Shelton for ‘Old Farts’ Comment

It look like Blake Shelton is making up with country's older generation of performers, one by one. Earlier this week, Merle Haggard became the latest classic country star to forgive the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year for some comments he made about "old farts" in country music not being open-minded to change.

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Merle Haggard Preparing in Case December 21 Is End of the World

While most of us are preparing for the holidays, a select few are concerned that on Friday, December 21, Mayan prophecies will come true and the world will end. Even Merle Haggard is trying to figure out what to do with his stock portfolio in light of the potential apocalypse.

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Merle Haggard Joins Twitter, Sends Bizarre Messages

“Hello Twitter. #FirstTweet.” That’s how Merle Haggard kicked off his new Twitter account yesterday afternoon — but after his inaugural greet tweet, things just got, well, kind of weird.

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