Merle Haggard To Be Remembered With AXS-TV Programming
April 6, 2016 at 1:41 PM (PT)
AXS-TV is paying tribute to MERLE HAGGARD with a special airing of DAN RATHER’s “The Big Interview” on FRIDAY, APRIL 8th 11:30a (ET)/8:30a (PT). The tribute comes after HAGGARD's passing TODAY (4/6) on what would've been his 79th birthday (NET NEWS 4/7).
HAGGARD rarely granted interviews, but before a performance at the SMOKY MOUNTAIN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS IN NORTH CAROLINA, he sat down for an extended conversation with RATHER, speaking candidly about everything from his time in prison to his politics, touring with BOB DYLAN, and his biggest fear in life. The episode originally aired on SEPTEMBER 30th, 2013. “The Big Interview” episode will have additional airings on SATURDAY, APRIL 9th at 9a (ET) and SUNDAY, APRIL 10th at 8a (ET).
AXS-TV will also be airing the 2004 concert “MERLE HAGGARD -- Live at BILLY BOB'S TEXAS” as part of the network’s tribute to the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAMER on FRIDAY, APRIL 8th at 12:30p (ET)/9:30a (PT). Heralded as one of his best concerts, the show features such songs as “Ol’ Country Singer,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and “Natural High,” among others. The concert airs again on SATURDAY, APRIL 9th at 10a (ET).