Merle Haggard is one of the best country singers who influenced a lot of country musicians. His songs are always covered many times, and he is one of the country artists who had 38 No. 1 songs on the Billboard chart. That is why when you mention his name, people know him and love his music.
A Tribute to Merle Haggard
Country Road TV is an entertainment channel that showcases anything and everything about Country that is good for the family to watch. They bring back the old country to life that we all love to listen to. There is this one show from the Country Road TV called the Country’s Family Reunion. In this show, they featured A Tribute to the legendary songwriter and singer Merle Haggard. There are 4 episodes of this show that you can watch on their site. In this tribute, Mark Wills was invited to sing one of his favorite songs of Merle Haggard.
Mark Wills’ Performance
Mark Wills performed Haggard’s “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink.” Merle Haggard wrote and recorded the song for his album Back to the Barrooms in 1980. “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink” became another No. 1 song for him. Wills’ delivered the song in its original way. In addition, he didn’t change how the song sounded like.
Mark Wills Got Kicked Out
Before Mark Wills performed “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink,” he shared his story about meeting Merle Haggard for the first time. He said that he met Merle when he was in Alabama. Mark even shared a unique experience he once had during a Merle Haggard concert. He went to see Merle backstage and when he told some guy that he was a guest of Merle the man did not let him in. He said it again, and the man told Mark is not allowed to see Merle. Mark asked if the man is going to kick him out, the man said yes. Wills said that the man kicked him out of Merle Haggard’s concert without any reason.
Who is Mark Wills?
Mark Wills is a country singer who is best known for the songs “I Do (Cherish You),” “19 Somethin’,” and “Wish You Were Here.” In addition, Wills’ released 7 studio albums and placed 3 songs at No. 1 on the chart.
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