We are deeply sadden by the passing of Merle Haggard. We were excited, and honored, to have Merle scheduled to join us for the first G Fest. We’re sure we’ll hear “Okie From Muskogee” sometime during the festival, as well as many other celebrations of the Hag’s life and music throughout. We’re making plans as we speak and will be announcing Saturday’s entertainment soon.
It’s without question how big of an influence Merle had on country music and beyond. We collected some of the tweets and Facebook posts that went out yesterday from our friends joining us for G Fest 2016. We’re all going to miss you, Merle!
— AUBRIE SELLERS (@aubriesellers) April 7, 2016
Heart is heavy. You can expect us to sing @merlehaggard tonight at the show. Won’t apologize for it either.
— The Swon Brothers (@TheSwonBrothers) April 6, 2016
— Saige Cross (@saige_cross) April 6, 2016
County music just lost one of its best. Rest in peace, @merlehaggard
— Brad Rice (@BolandDrummer) April 6, 2016
— Robert Randolph (@rrtfb) April 6, 2016
— The Quebe Sisters (@QuebeSisters) April 6, 2016
— Jason Boland (@BolandStraggler) April 6, 2016
We lost a real legend today. We’ll miss you, Merle. https://t.co/OVhUb3NqGb
— The Avett Brothers (@theavettbros) April 6, 2016
Happy Birthday and RIP Mr Haggard. https://t.co/u772rQmxPp
— dirtfoot (@dirtfoot) April 6, 2016