Merle Haggard's legacy as an icon of country music and his longtime friendship with the late Johnny Cash are both soon to be celebrated with the opening of the
The Haggard-centric museum, which will feature interactive exhibits, will open right next door to Cash's, which is just below the space dedicated to Cline and her career. As a bonus attraction, the site will also be home to Merle's Meat + 3 Saloon, a Hag-themed restaurant and bar featuring Southern home-cooking and potent potables. The restaurant will be operated by longtime
Today's announcement coincides with the 50th anniversary of Haggard's "Sing Me Back Home," the autobiographical single that became the former San Quentin Penitentiary inmate's third chart-topping single after its release on this day in 1967.