Meet Ben Haggard, Son of the Legend
If you haven’t heard Ben Haggard sing, you are missing out. He sounds similar to his old man, and is truly talented in his own right. I heard him covering some of his dad’s songs and it made me extremely happy to hear them sang with such volition, but also extremely sad that Merle is gone. He’s been playing shows with Merle’s band The Strangers ever since his dad passed, as well as accompanying them while on tour during Merle’s life. Check out his entire YouTube page for great covers as well as some originals.
The Haggard bloodline will live on.