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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by rick49, Apr 6, 2016.
He cannot, and will not ever be replaced.....the memories I've got branded into my heart and soul, have Merle singing in the background. A Master poet....
Now we've lost, Johnny, Waylon, Merle, George, and soon enough, Willie.
In my book, they define country "western" music.
My records and cassette tapes may finally be worth something now! albeit it is a crappy way to make a profit.
I'm a BIG Joe Nichols fan. He's got a Merle voice. But the next "great" one is Eric Church. He will be spoken about for years and years to come, like Merle. Kind of. He has songs with meaning. THAT is unheard of anymore.
If I hadn't been at work when I heard, I'd a ordered 4 shots of good whiskey, two for him and two for me
It would not be hyperbole to say Merle, along with Willie, saved my soul many a time when I was broken.
RIP Merle, you will be missed but never forgotten.
Definitely lost a great one today.
"Mama tried to raise me better, but her pleading I denied"
I'm much more into rock, but who didn't like Merle!
Same here Sarge I too am a rocker but I grew up in a household that always had real country music playin.
RIP Merle Haggard
Yes, his was real country music not this bubblegum (I wrote bubblegum and mean it) pop country BS that plagues the sceen today. Merle Haggard, that was a real name not Colt or dirks or some other pretty boy wannabe chit.
Sad to hear, I was just down in the neck of the woods he lived at one time, Palo Cedro, CA.
As others have said: A real country star.
Pancho and lefty
After the people that sang on the acm awards Sunday night, I'm sure it took his last breathes away. With disgust
I didn't watch/listen to ANY of it, but I know you're right.
I grew up with Grand Funk, The Who, moody Blues, and the likes but country was always there and appreciated. While traveling, especially going to the dive bars in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. when we hit 18-19.
Now days my loading music is Bee-bop/sock-hop, Golden Oldies and REAL "Country Oldies". Once I get to mid '70s country starts going in the crapper! I'm talking original country.
To be real, country died after Alabama and the oak ridge boys. There's only a few killer folks now. But I'm a music guy and listen to anything.
I saw EC a few years ago in a club for like $10. There was like 20 people there and I knew he was going to be great.