Country music legend Merle Haggard will be performing in Old Town Winchester as part of the fifth annual Patsy Cline Classic on November 6th at 7pm. Proceeds from the event go to support the Winchester Education Foundation.
The concert takes place at the Patsy Cline Theater at Handley High School, just blocks away from the Patsy Cline Historic House where the “Walkin’ After Midnight” singer lived from 1948 to 1957.
Previous artists for the Patsy Cline Classic include Willie Nelson, The Beach Boys, Wynonna Judd and LeAnn Rimes.
Tickets are available on Ticketfly.com, and prices range from $39.50 to $79.50.
About Merle Haggard:
Haggard, 76, has released 78 albums and had almost 40 No. 1 hits, including “I’m a Lonesome Fugitive,” “Workin’ Man Blues,” “The Fightin’ Side of Me,” “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink,” and “Pancho and Lefty.”
“Okie from Muskogee” crossed over to the pop charts and earned Haggard Entertainer of the Year in 1970 from the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.
Some of his other awards include five Top Male Vocalist of the Year and three Top Vocal Duo of the Year awards from the academy, CMA’s Male Vocalist of the Year in 1970 and Album of the Year in 1970 and 1972, and Grammy Awards in 1984 for Best Male Country Vocal Performance and 1998 for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals.
He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1977, the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1994, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2010.