It was a sad day indeed for country music, as hearts break across the country with the news of Merle Haggard’s passing earlier today. See below for reactions:
— George Jones (@gjpossum) April 6, 2016
— Willie Nelson (@willienelson) April 6, 2016
“Jesus… Sweet Jesus…You love me just as I am… Jesus… Sweet Jesus… I’ve been washed in the Blood of the Lamb!” Merle Haggard #RIPHAG
— The Oak Ridge Boys (@oakridgeboys) April 6, 2016
A life well lived-a heart well loved. Rest in peace old friend-there will never be another you. That’s the way love goes….
— Montgomery Gentry (@mgunderground) April 6, 2016
— Grand Ole Opry (@opry) April 6, 2016
Greatest county music singer of all time has left for the BIG STAGE:)…Sing Me Back Home…love you…my fav forever
— Clay Walker (@ClayWalker) April 6, 2016
— Vince Gill (@VGcom) April 6, 2016
We lost a true hero today & I’m very sad to say a true friend.
I will always be eternally grateful.
— Sturgill Simpson (@SturgillSimpson) April 6, 2016
Just heard the news. I’m so so sad. I don’t even know what else to say….
— Martina McBride (@martinamcbride) April 6, 2016
— Jason Aldean (@Jason_Aldean) April 6, 2016
Thanks Merle for all you’ve done for us!
— Josh Turner (@joshturnermusic) April 6, 2016
Love and prayers for the Haggard family. Merle was a pioneer…a true entertainer…a legend. There will never be another like him.
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) April 6, 2016
literally just fell to the floor. can’t believe we lost the hag. rip merle haggard
— Dierks Bentley (@DierksBentley) April 6, 2016
Merle Haggard. We just lost arguably the best Country singer songwriter of all time. He was my favorite above anyone else….#RIPHAG
— Terri Clark (@TerriClarkMusic) April 6, 2016
Merle Haggard sang & wrote the very 1st songs that ALABAMA played in public, “Sing Me Back Home” & “Silver Wings” To the group ALABAMA…
— ALABAMA (@TheAlabamaBand) April 6, 2016
Merle Haggard is the reason I do what I do. I can’t believe he’s gone. pic.twitter.com/RdzbvtWwLg
— Josh Thompson (@TheJoshThompson) April 6, 2016