- — Larry King (@kingsthings)Wed, Apr 06 2016 18:45:10A bit of Americana dies w/ Merle Haggard's passing. Storyteller, Singer, Rebel, Icon. Hero to the common man & inspiration to many artists
- — Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels)Wed, Apr 06 2016 17:20:05Country music has suffered one of the greatest losses it will ever experience Rest in peace Merle Haggard
- — Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood)Wed, Apr 06 2016 18:01:31Love and prayers for the Haggard family. Merle was a pioneer...a true entertainer...a legend. There will never be another like him.
- — Jake Owen (@jakeowen)Wed, Apr 06 2016 17:49:19I just told my little girl @merlehaggard has passed away and gone to heaven. She said, "that's okay daddy,We will get to go to heaven too.
- — Josh Turner (@joshturnermusic)Wed, Apr 06 2016 18:08:48Pains me to say that country music icon @merlehaggard has passed away. So honored to have known him and shared the stage with him.
- — Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley)Wed, Apr 06 2016 17:59:38There are no words to describe the loss & sorrow felt within all of music with the passing of Merle Haggard. Thank God for his life & songs.
- — Arnold (@Schwarzenegger)Wed, Apr 06 2016 18:55:00We've lost a true California renegade. When Merle Haggard visited me at the Capitol, I was the fan & he was the star. Thinking of his family
- — Brandon Johansen (@BranJohansen)Wed, Apr 06 2016 20:36:35
- — Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline)Wed, Apr 06 2016 19:04:56A true hero was lost today. Thank you for your contribution to not only country music but all music. @merlehaggard
- — Felix Rodrigues Lima (@FelixReports)Wed, Apr 06 2016 19:26:57Got to interview #MerleHaggard years ago and he was a great one. Updates from my former station @23ABCNews https://twitter.com/23ABCNews/status/717764068656939008 …
Social media reacts to the death of Merle Haggard
Social media reacted to the passing of Bakersfield sound legend and Country star Merle Haggard who passed away on his 79th birthday. Everyone from local figures to fellow musicians paid tribute to Haggard.