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Merle Haggard, Buck Owens Among First Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame Inductees

Merle Haggard, Buck Owens and more will join the Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame in 2017.

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8 Unforgettable Country Moments From 2016

In 2016, country music saw deaths, resurrections, a shocking performance and a superstar collaboration that fans are sure to be talking about for years to come. It was truly an unforgettable year, and these are the Top 8 moments.

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Top 10 Country Christmas Songs

You can't have the holidays without music!

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A Merle Haggard-Developed Weed Strain Is Hitting the Market

One of Merle Haggard's final projects was creating his own strain of marijuana, which could be available on the market within the next few months.

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Six Great Country Labor Day Songs [VIDEOS]

Labor day is a celebration of those who work tirelessly to provide for themselves and their family, plus provide needed services to the people of this country.  There is no better celebrations of the working man and woman than country music.  Here are six songs that represent what this weekend is all about!

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Top 10 Country Beach Songs

The Boot takes inventory of the best tracks to blare as you're headed to, sitting on or just dreaming of the beach.

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New Merle Haggard Song ‘Kern River Blues’ Coming to Thank Fans, Help Homeless

Longtime Merle Haggard fans saddened by the legend's death will receive some solace on Thursday (May 12) when a new single is released from the late singer.

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Merle Haggard Memorial Coming to Muskogee

A memorial in honor of Merle Haggard will soon be erected in Muskogee, Okla.

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Sam Hunt Pays Tribute to Merle Haggard by Covering ‘The Way I Am’ [VIDEOS]

I didn't think I could fangirl any more over Sam Hunt. Then, I saw this video. Sam pays tribute to Merle Haggard by covering his classic, "The Way I Am" in a beautiful, respectful version. Melt...

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Merle Haggard’s Family Has Hundreds of His Unreleased Songs

In an interview prior to his death, Merle Haggard said that his family has an archive of unreleased songs of his.

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George Strait Tributes Merle Haggard: ‘I Wanted to Be Like the Hag’

George Strait is one of the biggest names in country music history, but he's a fan, too. In the wake of Merle Haggard's death on Wednesday (April 6), Strait shared that Haggard was his inspiration for wanting to pursue a career in country music.

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Marty Stuart to Officiate Merle Haggard’s Funeral

Country legends Marty Stuart and Connie Smith will help friends and family say goodbye to Merle Haggard this weekend. Haggard’s funeral is set for Saturday (April 9) in Palo Cedro, Calif.

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