Tributes were popping up from everyone this week on the anniversary of Merle Haggard's birth, and death. Perhaps our favorite happened in Abilene at Outlaws and Legends Music Fest with Cody Johnson, Kevin Fowler, and Jesse Raub Jr.

One year ago, on April 6th, 2016, his 79th birthday, we said goodbye to The Hag -- one of Country Music’s most iconic stars, and prolific songwriters.