'The Hag' Merle Haggard passed away today on his 79th birthday. Merle was no doubt an inspiration to many artists, especially those here on the Texas/Red Dirt scene. Here's a sampling of tributes to Merle from some artists on our scene.

Concho Valley, if you'd like to say anything about the fallen Merle Haggard, please leave your comments in the below comment section.