Willie Nelson paid tribute to his late friend Merle Haggard onstage days after he passed away. At a recent tour stop, the Red Headed Stranger performed "It's All Going to Pot" while in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
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.
In the wake of Merle Haggard's passing, actor and musician W. Earl Brown shared a touching recollection of one of the country legend's final shows, revealing how Toby Keith stepped up to save the day for the ailing icon.