Merle Haggard Plays Johnny Cash at the Ryman

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If anybody is going to play Johnny Cash’s iconic “Folsom Prison Blues”  at the Ryman Auditorium these days, it might as well be Merle Haggard. Mostly because Haggard was an inmate during Johnny Cash’s actual live performance of the song at San Quentin.

Haggard recently played two shows at the Mother Church of Country Music with his seven-piece band, The Strangers. Fans were treated to a true Haggard show, as he’s famously known for not using a setlist during shows. The 77-year-old entertained Nashville’s elite, including Vince Gill, who reportedly sat on the front row.

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