The Grammy winner sang outside the CMAs to make his point.
Everybody has remarked upon it: It seems like all the great musical stars of our age are dying this year -- David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Merle Haggard and now, most recently, Prince. These deaths cut deeply for people of my generation, because many of these musicians are no longer distant figures in the past.
"I loved it," Mr. Henley said of Sunday's show, in which Mr. Haggard, 71, sang 18 songs - including "Mama Tried" and "Silver
Merle Haggard once sang "I never hang my hat on the same nail too long," and his life story said that was true, except for one part.
I'm tempted to say that when I was growing up in Kentucky in the 1950s, Christmas was a simpler affair. But of course it was simpler -- I was a kid! I had no responsibility but to sit and wait for Christmas to happen.
Conversations With The Amity Affliction's Ahren Stringer, Danny Griego, Ben Arthur and Jolie Holland
Jolie Holland: "Songs come to me when I'm walking down the street or riding the subway. I haven't tried to write a song since I was 14. Ever since then, I make them come get me."
If my dad, Carl Sigman, were around on the day the rains came to California last month in the midst of the worst drought the state has seen in centuries, he might have said, 'Mother Earth smiled again.'
Honky Tonk: Chatting With Son Volt's Jay Farrar, Plus Longreef's 'She Likes The Ladies' Video Exclusive and More
Aussie rock band Longreef are back on the road in support of their latest EP Dirty Motel. The band recently shot a video for their second single "She Likes The Ladies," the song being a crowd favorite.