Almost two years after iconic country star Merle Haggard’s death, his family shares emotional news.
Merle Haggard was one of the greats in country music. He was a country outlaw and he definitely left his mark before his death back in 2016.
It was a heartbreaking time for country music . The star continued to get ill while he was on tour and eventually doctors told him that he had to stop.
Now, just a couple of years after his death his legacy is still being remembered. Furthermore, it was just reported that a stretch of highway in Northern California has been officially renamed in honor of Merle Haggard.
Rolling Stone shared all of the details about the location of the highway for fans to drive and remember the late legend.
The Interstate 5 and Highway 44 interchange in Redding, California, is now known as the Merle Haggard Memorial Overpass. The location is about 10 miles away from Haggard’s home in Palo Cedro, where the country legend passed away on April 6th, 2016, at the age of 79.
It was shared that his wife Theresa and his youngest daughter, Janessa, dedicated the memorial on October 25th. It is a very emotional time for them but in the best way.
This isn’t the only big news that the family has though. Reports show that plans for a Nashville museum dedicated to Merle Haggard have come to surface as well.
The Haggard-centric exhibit hall will feature interactive displays and will open next door to a museum honoring Johnny Cash.
Merle Haggard definitely deserves it all. Not only was he a talented musician, but he was a great friend.
Haggard never met a stranger, and he will forever go down in history as one of the greatest country stars to ever live.
This is beautiful. We miss you always, Merle Haggard.