Everybody loved the 'Hag' and it's pretty awesome that plans are in the works to honor him with a museum and more in Nashville...

Merle Haggard is one of the most iconic country music singers and songwriters of all time. Rolling Stone and Billboard magazines both named him the number one country entertainer of all-time. It's great to see that his contributions to the music world are going to be displayed in a very special way.

Bill and Shannon Miller, the founders of Icon Entertainment Group have teamed with Merle Haggard’s family to make plans for the new Merle Haggard Museum and Merle’s Meat + 3 Saloon to be built in Music City.

Visitors will be treated to some great food and drink at Merle’s Meat + 3 Saloon on the ground level, with the Merle Haggard Museum on an upper floor which will showcase memorabilia such as performance wardrobes, instruments, professional and personal possessions along with interactive exhibits.

Theresa Haggard said...'The world lost one of the greatest country singers of all time and I lost the love of my life when Merle Haggard died on his 79th birthday April 6, 2016. Now, nearly one and half years later, I have partnered with my friends Bill and Shannon Miller, owners of the acclaimed Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline Museums to open the Merle Haggard Museum. Merle would be very happy knowing that his museum will be next door to his dear friend Johnny Cash. I’m sure he is up there smiling about that. Our family is also very excited about the Merle-themed restaurant and bar featuring first-class, Southern home cooking and a saloon to boot. This museum will be a way to preserve and share the love Merle had for music and life.'

The Merle Haggard Museum and Merle’s Meat + 3 Saloon will be located at 121 Third Avenue South in Nashville and is projected to open in the summer of 2018.