Merle Haggard’s passing yesterday was a tremendous loss for everyone who creates and enjoys country music. As news of his death hit the wires, country artists and fans around the world sent out tributes to the late legend. Texas’ favorite country duo Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis were in the recording studio when they heard Haggard had passed.
“We were so moved by the news and in just the right situation to record a tribute to Merle that we had to take pause & do Today I Started Loving You Again,” Robison wrote online.
Bruce and Kelly’s harmonies on this classic Haggard heartbreaker are simply gorgeous, and they’re backed by some fine players, including Warren Hood on the fiddle. I’d be lying to you if I told you this one didn’t make me tear up a little bit. If anything, this will remind you of the power and beauty of country music.