Merle Haggard Dies At 79

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Merle Haggard, the grizzled country music legend whose songs such as “Okie from Muskogee” and “Fightin’ Side of Me” made him a voice for the workingman and the outsider, has died. He was 79.

Haggard died Wednesday April 6, 2016,  his birthday, of complications from pneumonia at his home in Northern California.

While not known for gospel music, the hall of fame country legend recorded numerous gospel albums including the popular Award Winning Gospel Hits which featured such songs as Life’s Railway To Heaven, Precious Lord Take My Hand, Farther Along and others.

Merle Haggard Life’s Railway To Heaven- YouTube

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