Merle Haggard worked the stage right up until the end of his life, performing his final shows just two months before he passed away. In a new interview, Toby Keith recalls how he was able to step up for his friend and musical hero at one of his final public performances.
Sam Hunt performed two songs to a sold-out crowd Tuesday night (April 12) at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena for the sixth annual All for the Hall benefit concert, which raised funds for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
The 12 artists invited to play the sixth-annual All for the Hall benefit show at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday (April 12) were asked to play an original and a cover. Translation: play an original and a Merle Haggard song.
Eric Church paid tribute to Merle Haggard during separate shows on Saturday and Sunday. The "Record Year" singer bypassed his own songs for a stirring three-song medley at the Grand Ole Opry before heading west for a popular country music fest.