Passing through Muskogee, OK right now. As I approached this town my memory was flooded with memories from my past. Memories of listening to Merle Haggard as a kid and as a teenager playing some of those old songs of his. I found myself singing: "I'm just a Okie from Muskogee." He was a great songwriter. He personified what country music was all about and what I wish it still was today. Rest in peace Merle and thank you for the memories.