During last night's concert in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mumford and Sons rolled out a rollicking version of "Okie From Muskogee" in tribute to Merle Haggard following the news of his passing at age 79. The band, joined by opening act Blake Mills, lit into the late country legend's hit and the crowd, as expected, collectively lost their minds. Tweets came rolling in from fans in appreciation of the nod to the most talented singer in country music history.
Category: Merle Haggard
Minutes ago my phone began to buzz with texts from friends sharing the sad news that Merle Haggard died earlier today at the age of 79. I'm not sure exactly what this post is going to be, I just know that I have to try to express my admiration and thanks to one of the greatest song writers and THE most talented singer in country music history.
An astounding live clip by country music icon Merle Haggard of a song he wrote for friend and fellow star Johnny Paycheck has emerged online. This is believed to be the only known performance of the song entitled "From Inside the Walls." See the killer footage and get the fascinating back story on the show that featured Paycheck performing for fellow inmates at Chillicothe State Prison.