Merle Haggard Final Song “Kern River Blues” Is Released

Merle Haggard Final Song “Kern River Blues” Is Released

As Merle was suffering from complications due to a double pneumonia and was in a hospital recovering, he would pen what would become his final song, “Kern River Blues.” Even though Merle was barely strong enough to sing, he put out the effort to record the song at his “Hag” studio with his full band.