Merle Haggard

John Prine played Kings Theatre with Iris DeMent, covered Merle Haggard (pics, setlist, video)
Legendary folk singer John Prine has been playing shows this year, and stopped by NYC on Friday (4/8) for a show at Kings Theatre. He opened with a cover of Merle Haggard's "Ramblin' Fever" to honor the country music icon who sadly passed away days earlier. The rest of his set hit points from all over his career, including some of his most famous songs like "Sam Stone" and "Hello in There." For his encore, opener Iris Dement and her band came out, along with Greg Trooper...
Merle Haggard, RIP
We are sad to report that country music icon Merle Haggard died early today, his birthday, at age 79. He had been in ill health for some time, had recently canceled tour dates, and succumbed to pneumonia. Merle's son, Ben, posted on Facebook today: A week ago dad told us he was gonna pass on his birthday, and he wasn't wrong...

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