Remember, we started with Bill Andersons 50th Anniversary show and later a tribute to the great Ray Price? Well, now we’ve honored the one and only… MERLE HAGGARD. That’s right. This is the singer songwriter that so many of today’s country artists point to as their inspiration. Many of today’s country artists sang Merle’s songs and told their stories of life on the road and in concert with Merle, including three of his sons, Marty, Noel and Ben.