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Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney Team for ‘Pancho & Lefty’ at Merle Haggard Tribute Concert [Watch]

Kenny Chesney was among the many country stars who gathered in Nashville on Thursday night (April 6) to pay tribute to the life and legacy of Merle Haggard. Chesney joined co-host Willie Nelson onstage at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville to perform "Pancho & Lefty," which Nelson originally recorded with Haggard in 1983.

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Longtime Merle Haggard and the Strangers Member Don Markham Dead at 85

One of country music's most versatile and highly-regarded musicians has died. Don Markham, who played with Merle Haggard from 1974 until his retirement in 2013, died Friday (Feb. 24) in Oildale, Calif., at the age of 85.

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Merle Haggard, Buck Owens Among First Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame Inductees

Merle Haggard, Buck Owens and more will join the Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame in 2017.

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8 Unforgettable Country Moments From 2016

In 2016, country music saw deaths, resurrections, a shocking performance and a superstar collaboration that fans are sure to be talking about for years to come. It was truly an unforgettable year, and these are the Top 8 moments.

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In Memoriam: Remembering the Artists Who Died in 2016

Country music was not spared from the grief that came early and often in 2016. Legendary artists seemed to pass at unheard of rates — men and women we'd relied on for hit songs and unforgettable live performances for decades died, often unexpectedly this year. In this video Taste of Country remembers them one final time.

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Music By Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard and More Entering Grammy Hall of Fame

Twenty-five songs will be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2017, including songs by Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard, Bonnie Raitt and the Everly Brothers.

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Country Stars Sound Off About the 2016 Presidential Election

As November nears, a number of country singers have been making their thoughts on the presidential election known.

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25 Memorable CMA Awards Acceptance Speeches

A look back at some of the most memorable CMA Awards acceptance speeches from throughout the years.

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Miranda Lambert to Receive First-Ever ACM Merle Haggard Spirit Award

Miranda Lambert will receive a major honor on Tuesday (Aug. 30) during the 10th Annual ACM Honors in Nashville, Tenn. The singer will be recognized with the inaugural ACM Merle Haggard Spirit Award at the ceremony held at the Ryman Auditorium.

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Sturgill Simpson ‘Disgusted’ With ACM’s Merle Haggard Spirit Award

On Monday singer/songwriter Sturgill Simpson took to Facebok to blast the ACMs for creating an award that celebrates Merle Haggard’s legacy. He accused the Academy of Country Music of joining others who have “hitched their wagon to his name.”

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