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A dozen great Merle Haggard duets

Merle Haggard, 1937-2016

Legendary country music singer Merle Haggard died at his home near Redding, California, on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, his 79th birthday. He lived for decades in Shasta County. Despite health issues and having undergone lung cancer surgery in 2008,
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Legendary country music singer Merle Haggard died at his home near Redding, California, on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, his 79th birthday. He lived for decades in Shasta County. Despite health issues and having undergone lung cancer surgery in 2008,

Pining for a little Merle after the news Wednesday that country music legend Merle Haggard died on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, his 79th birthday? Here are 12 of our favorite duets from the star who called California home.

1. "If I Could Only Fly," with Willie Nelson. "Seashores of Old Mexico" duet album.

2. "No One Is Gonna Love You Better," with Heather Myles. Myles' "Highways and Honky Tonks."

3. "That's the Way Love Goes," with Jewel. “Merle Haggard: For the Record."

4. "Yesterday," with Willie Nelson. "Seashores of Old Mexico" duet album.

5. "Working Man's Blues," with son Ben Haggard and Willie Nelson. Haggard's "Working in Tennessee."

6. "Footlights," with George Jones. "Kickin' Out the Footlights Again," duet album.

7. "I Won't Give Up My Train," with Roger Miller.

8. "Just A'bummin' Around," with Jerry Lee Lewis. Lewis' "Last Man Standing."

9. "Everything's Going to Pot," with Willie Nelson. "Django and Jimmie" duet album.

10. "Natural High," with Janie Fricke. Haggard's "Kern River."

11. "I can't hold myself in line," with Johnny Paycheck.

12. "Okie From Muskogee," with Willie Nelson. 2009 live performance.

Merle Haggard fan Scott Exley captured this video during a performance in January 2013 at the old Cascade Theater, built in 1935, in Redding, California. Famed country music star Haggard died Wednesday, April, 6, 2016, his birthday, at age 79 in P

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