Jake Owen Pays Tribute to Merle Haggard

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Jake Owen was affected by the death of Merle Haggard. So much so, he took to Facebook Live to pay tribute to the Hag.

“When I heard Mr. Merle Haggard passed away, it was one of the first times in a long time that someone that I really, strongly listened to growing up and throughout my career and someone I enjoyed listening to their voice was gone,” Owen explained. “I sit around the house late at night like this and I tend to play his songs a lot. I loved the ease that he put into his music but also the reality that he had in his music and honesty. I thought tonight I would play you guys a few Merle Haggard songs the best I can.”

Jake played a 25-minute impromptu concert from his kitchen for fans while his daughter, Pearl, slept in the next room.

The Florida native started off singing Haggard’s “My Own Kind of Hat” before launching into “Going Where the Lonely Go,” “Heaven Was a Drink of Wine” and “It’s Been a Great Afternoon,” to name a few.

Merle Haggard Tribute from my kitchen.. #24Live
Posted by Jake Owen on Thursday, April 7, 2016