I was on the air that day when we received the news that Merle Haggard died. I immediately felt like I had been gut-punched. No, I didn't personally know Merle...never met him but I DID grow up with the Hag and I had spent a lot of time with him over the years so yes, the news deeply saddened me. Today we remember the legend and the legacy he left behind. Gone but NEVER forgotten.
Almost impossible to say what song is my favorite Haggard song because I loved pretty much everything he ever did but there is one that brings back some great memories anytime I hear it...funny how a song can take you back in time and in a place that makes you smile and this Haggard hit from 1983 definitely does that for me..... "That's The Way Love Goes"