The Grand Ole Opry YouTube channel has released what would be Merle Haggard’s last Opry performance. This night was October 17th, 2015 in which a couple thousand people saw.
For those who went to that show, it would be forever a memory to see the legend on the show that made Country Music famous. Haggard was also rescheduled to play at the historic Ryman Auditorium, the previous home to the Grand Ole Opry. However, due to illness it was rescheduled to September, and unfortunately did not make it.
There has been an outpour of support for Merle’s family and tributes to his legacy one song after another from current Country Artists. One big one was a tribute from Eric Church at the Grand Ole Opry a few days ago, with his hit “Pledge Allegiance To The Hag.”