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Sturgill Simpson Clarifies ACM Facebook Rant

Just hours after he roundly criticized the ACM in a scathing Facebook post, Sturgill Simpson posted an update clarifying his remarks.

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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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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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ACM Awards Establish Merle Haggard Spirit Award

The ACM Awards have established a new honor in memory of one of country’s most iconic artists, Merle Haggard.

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Toby Keith Performs Impressive Tribute to Merle Haggard [Watch]

Toby Keith gave a poignant tribute to the late country icon Merle Haggard during his performance at the Grand Ole Opry in May, blending together several of the legend’s hits for one memorable performance.

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12-Year-Old Slays Merle Haggard’s ‘Twinkle, Twinkle’ on ‘America’s Got Talent’ [Watch]

When 12-year-old Kadie Lynn opens her mouth to sing, your jaw will soon be on the floor. The young girl recently tried out for America’s Got Talent and showed off her big voice with Merle Haggard’s “Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Star,” a tune originally released in 1987, years before Lynn was born.

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Instagram via Ben Haggard

Ben Haggard Challenges Willie Nelson’s Son Via Social Media

The son of the late Merle Haggard, Ben Haggard, turned to social media on May 17 to post a rendition of the classic country hit "Seven Spanish Angels." The track went all the way to No. 1 in 1984 when one of Merle's closest friends, Willie Nelson, released the single as a duet with Ray Charles.

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Via YouTube

Charlie Daniels Reflects On The Life, Career And Death Of Country Music Legend Merle Haggard

New Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie Daniels reflects on the life and death of country legend Merle Haggard.

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Sam Hunt Delivers Honest Cover of Merle Haggard’s ‘The Way I Am’ at All for the Hall

Sam Hunt performed two songs to a sold-out crowd Tuesday night (April 12) at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena for the sixth annual All for the Hall benefit concert, which raised funds for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

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Merle Haggard Biopic in the Works

A production company has optioned the script for a film based on Merle Haggard's life.

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