I can’t really write too much about Merle. Nothing would do him justice for the music the man gave us.
I guess the best I can do is post a song or two which many may haven’t heard.
This one, I used to like to play ….. I think I’ll go over it a couple times tonight.
This next one was his first hit. It was written by Liz Anderson, Lynn’s mom. Story is that Merle had to be coaxed into listening to some of her songs she wrote. He figured it would be boring ….. he ended up recording several hits she wrote. Lonesome fugitive was another she wrote.
In many of Merle’s songs, you can hear a pretty voice singing harmony ….. that would most likely be Bonnie Owens, once married to Buck Owens, and was one of Merle’s wives.
Well, I’m just going to listen to the hundreds of hits Merle gave us, and drink a lot of beer. I really doubt we’ll ever see or hear another like him.