The legendary Merle Haggard passed away on April 6th, 2016. Seventy-nine years earlier, on the same date, “The Poet of the Common Man” and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame was born.

In case you missed it, last week Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis honored The Hag in song.

“We all received the news of Merle Haggard’s passing today while in the studio recording a new song for Kelly Willis, Robison wrote on Facebook. "We were so moved by the news and in just the right situation to record a tribute to Merle that we had to take pause & do Today I Started Loving You Again. May he rest in peace. ‪#‎RIPmerlehaggard‬ ‪#‎raw‬ ‪#‎unmastered‬ ‪#‎liverecording‬”