George Strait was reminiscing the other day about his hero. That hero was Merle Haggard, and George can’t control how much he loved performing alongside the country music legend. The King Of Country said he always felt like a little kid around merle.
George tells “The Daily Beast,” “Right now, I’m doing ‘Mama Tried’ and “Workin’ Man Blues’ and then ‘My Life’s Been Grand.’ I end the tribute with that song. There are tons of Merle Haggard songs you could pick out. He was such a huge influence on me and my career.”
George recalls, “The ultimate for me was, a couple of years ago, I got to sing with Merle on a show and we did ‘The Fightin’ Side of Me.’ After that you could have killed me right there and I would have died happy.”
Below I have attached a very special performance between these two legendary artists. I know that I will never forget Merle, and I sure as hell know that George will never forget Merle, ever. Will always be a fan of Merle?