Weekend Music Feature: Ronnie Dunn “Hey Haggard”

From The Boot.Com:

“What kind of birthday present do you get for the guy who has everything? If it’s Ronnie Dunn, anything Merle Haggard-related would be perfect. The singer-songwriter remembers one recent birthday when his wife gave him a Haggard Telecaster guitar, signed by the Hag himself. And back in the late ’90s, the head of Sony ATV Publishing flew Merle to Nashville to perform at Ronnie’s birthday party. Those were two gifts he’ll never forget. So for Merle’s 76th birthday tomorrow (April 6), Ronnie is returning the favor.

“Hey Haggard” is a tribute song the powerhouse vocalist has been working on for two years, ever since his musical hero helped end Brooks & Dunn‘s farewell tour with a bang. “Hag came out and did the last four shows of the Brooks & Dunn tour,” Ronnie tells The Boot. “I’ve always been a fanatical Haggard fan.”

Watch the exclusive world premiere of Ronnie Dunn’s “Hey Haggard” lyric video below, and try to count how many Merle Haggard songs are name checked in the tune. “His lawyers will probably do that!” Ronnie laughs. “I tried to come up with every song title that I could.”

Let’s hope “Hey Haggard” makes it on to the new Ronnie Dunn album! As for me, I will be signing one from Merle and one from Ronnie tonight. Enjoy your weekend!-Editor

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